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Tiger Woods calls Colin Kaepernick's new Nike commercial 'beautiful' and 'powerful'

Tiger Woods calls Colin Kaepernick's new Nike commercial 'beautiful' and 'powerful'

The brand's stock initially fell more than 3 percent following the announcement of their endorsement deal with Kaepernick, who was the first NFL player to protest racial inequality and police brutality by taking a knee during the national anthem before games.

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"I think that everybody should just chill out, he's doing this for a good cause, Nike wouldn't have done it for anything", said Devin Lake.

The ad is powerful, and it caused even more controversy, with those against his form of protest claiming they would boycott Nike.

The university, which is affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, is willing to reconsider its ban - but only if Nike makes serious concessions. The player protests have become a divisive topic of debate, and the National Football League and players union still haven't said whether players will be punished this season if they choose to kneel or demonstrate during the anthem. For every person who filmed themselves cutting up a pair of Nike socks that they already purchased, a free ad featuring the Nike logo was created. So they are the ones really shouting loudly that they are supporting Kaepernick.

Organizations joining in the Nike bashing include College of the Ozarks, a private Christian college in Missouri. Early Friday morning, President Trump delivered what appeared to be a four-word review of the commercial on Twitter.

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The college said it will "choose its country over company", and remove all athletic uniforms that were bought from Nike as well as any clothing containing its emblems.

Colin Kaepernick watched the TV debut of his new Nike ad from the apparel giant's headquarters in OR, according to The Associated Press.

"People look to brands to speak for them, to speak for their complaints and their angst and their anger", Yarrow says.

Like Kaepernick, Boyer is who I turn to when I want opinions on the bigger issues in this country and how they relate to sports.

A Nike spokesman did not return a request for comment.