Photo Credit: Kaepernick7
Colin Kaepernick, the NFL player, is the new face of Nike’s latest advertising campaign. Having protested against racial injustice by kneeling during the US national Anthem.
Kaepernick began a movement in the US by kneeling during the national Anthem a move that was heavily criticised by Donald Trump.
The Vice President of Nike for North America told ESPN ” He has leveraged the power of sport to help the world move forward”
Kaepernick is currently without a team since leaving the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. He is embroiled in a lawsuit with NFL team owners over claims they are conspiring against him because of his protests, the courts have ruled this can go to trial.
Regardless of the sport you play Kaepernick is a role model to people everywhere and has successfully highlighted the problem of racial discrimination across the US.