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36% Less Likely to Buy Nike Products After Kaepernick Hire

36% Less Likely to Buy Nike Products After Kaepernick Hire

The poll revealed that while 21 percent of the general public said they would stop buying Nike, 19 percent said they would buy even more Nike products, and, of the young males in their target market, 29 percent said they would purchase more products. The College also requested that the NAIA move the 2018 Men's Division II Basketball Tournament to another venue, which they did. "Because I do believe that there needs to be more organization between the players and the ownership ..."

Former WWE star Eva Marie dropped a thirty-minute video this weekend in which she talks about being unhappy with the verbiage in Nike's recent Colin Kaepernick advertisement.

Springfield News-Leader reported the school's volleyball team wore plain, gray T-shirts instead of their usual Nike-branded uniforms.

Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, Georgia, released a statement Friday announcing the end of its partnership with Nike and detailing plans for the rest of its Nike merchandise.

Caner, the university's president, wrote in a message to CBS News, "We stand for our anthem because we honor our troops and their incredible sacrifice".

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The remaining apparel that is now in the stores will be sold and proceeds given to Wounded Warriors, a veterans charity, and the Fraternal Order of Police, he said. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. said they are reconsidering their contract with Nike, which now runs through 2024.

"We're exploring the situation".

"If Nike chooses to apologize to our troops and to our law enforcement officers, then - and only then - will TMU reconsider the brand", Caner said. "They know what they're doing". The ad "spoke to Nike's core consumers in a very Nike-esque provocative way", he added.

Adding, "My dad to this day he doesn't really talk about the Vietnam War because that is something that these guys and women go to that us out here that are living an wonderful life will never understand".


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