Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Nike sales increase 31% after Colin Kaepernick ad

Nike sales increase 31% after Colin Kaepernick ad

The partnership between Kaepernick and Nike centers around the company's 30 anniversary of the "Just Do It" campaign.

Trends notes that the company's online sales have increased by 31 percent a few days after the launch of the campaign.

The sportswear company's sales surged 31 per cent compared to past year over the Labor Day weekend, according to digital commerce research company Edison Trends.

Nike online sales skyrocket after the company features National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick in an ad campaign, despite a steep drop in shares after recently receiving huge backlash.

Nike sales grew 31% from Sunday through Tuesday over the Labor Day holiday this year compared with the previous year, according to Edison Trends.

"It is absolutely absurd that Nike would feature Colin Kaepernick as the focus of their latest ad campaign".

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The author claims there is a "steady state" within the administration that believes the president is "anti-democratic" and amoral. Meanwhile, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders issued a statement calling the author a coward and demanding the person resign.

Due to his involvement in the widespread movement - which gained even more traction after Donald Trump called players who "disrespect" the USA flag "sons of bitches" and asked for them to be sacked - Kaepernick has remained a free agent since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017.

Another said: "I wonder what Colen Kaepernick has sacrificed for his country and people?" "I honor the flag".

Trump told Fox News on Thursday night that he found the option of staying in the locker room even "worse than kneeling in a certain way". I don't think it's appropriate what they did.

While Kaepernick, along with other NFL players who knelt during the game's national anthem, maintains that they are protesting about police brutality and the deaths of unarmed black Americans, critics are still quick to throw a backlash at the players.

Political analysts have predicted that Trump will seek to keep the anthem issue alive as he attempts to energize his base ahead of crucial mid-term elections in November.

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