Nike Online Sales Increase 31 Percent After Kaepernick Campaign

President Trump on Wednesday criticized Nike for its new advertising campaign featuring Kaepernick the NFL quarterback who sparked controversy by kneeling in protest during the national anthem. The original Nike ad is seen in the image above

"What was Nike thinking?".

Taya Kyle, the wife of late Navy SEAL and sniper Chris Kyle, was one of those people who were upset at Nike's selection, so she tore into them and the former quarterback on Tuesday over what it actually means to make a sacrifice.

"If people say your dreams are insane, if they laugh at what you think you can do, good", Kaepernick says at the start of the ad. "Stay that way because what non-believers fail to understand is that calling a dream insane is not an insult, it's a compliment".

But Nike is not the only company that got involved in a political debate, so are trainers the new political battleground?

"If people say your dreams are insane, if they laugh at what you think you can do, good", Kaepernick narrates.

As the saying goes, all publicity is good publicity, and that's never been more true for Nike.

"There was speculation that the Nike/Kaepernick campaign would lead to a drop in sales, but our data over the last week does not support that theory", the company said in a statement obtained by Fortune magazine.

Many people are supporting Nike's decision and say they'll support the brand and Kaepernick no matter what. A CBS News poll last fall found that Americans are unhappy with both the protests during the anthem and President Trump's comments on the issue. "Even if it means sacrificing everything", over a photo of trooper Tyler Edenhofer, who was killed in July after a struggle with a suspect.

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Woods said he was not made aware that the ad was coming out before it was announced earlier this week.

While Kaepernick's football career suffered after he first took a knee during the playing of the national anthem at games in 2016, marketing professionals do not think his campaign is bad for business.

The commercial has polarized opinion, with Trump among those critical of Nike for giving Kaepernick a public platform.

Mason also has a personal website in which he expresses his belief in the power of community policing, calling it the most effective form of policing.

The league and players union still haven't resolved whether players will be punished this season if they choose to kneel or demonstrate during the anthem.

No Falcons players were absent from the sideline and none has protested in the recent past.

"If I was in the NFL I would be kneeling still", said another resident Peyton Warren.

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