Nike Kaepernick campaign to kick off Thursday during National Football League opener

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Former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick appears as a face of Nike Inc advertisement marking the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" slogan in this image released by Nike in Beaverton, Oregon, U.S., September 4, 2018.

"I'm really encouraged by it, " Stills said Thursday.

The younger Trump replicated Nike's ad nearly to a T - the words that appeared across Kaepernick's face in the black and white photo were now over President Trump's: "Believe in something".

Not only did shares in Nike fall this week after it announced its new campaign with Kaepernick, favorability of the company also dropped by double digits and there was no boost among key demographics. "Even if it means sacrificing everything", over a photo of trooper Tyler Edenhofer, who was killed in July after a struggle with a suspect.

The two-minute ad, which made its debut during the NFL opener, highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others, and touches on the controversy of NFL player protests during the national anthem.

Players who have taken part int he kneeling protests say their message has been misconstrued into something against the American flag or the military. An arbitrator recently said his case can move forward.

Kaepernick is now in litigation against the NFL, claiming that team owners colluded to keep him out of the league.

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Tiger Woods said on Friday that the Nike commercial narrated by National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick was "something that's special" but added he did not know the company was producing the advert.

Wilson, who has a contract with Nike, also applauded the company's deal with Kaepernick. Still, the ad has worked when it comes to getting people to talk about Nike, with the company seeing a rapid 1,678 percent increase in Twitter engagement.

When Jenkins was asked about the Nike ad, PhillyVoice said he "grinned with delight".

The painting features Kaepernick kneeling and the words, "Nike just did it".

'I don't like what Nike did.

Nike's most high-profile critic is President Donald Trump, but he has been fixated on players protesting the anthem, and Nike's support of that cause, more than anything else.

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