‘Any profits from remaining Nike gear sold through our campus store will be directly donated…’
(ToddStarnes.com) Truett McConnell University has decided to end its relationship Nike citing the company’s decision to align itself with disgraced ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The Christian university in Cleveland, Georgia announced Friday it will no longer purchase or sell Nike apparel.
The university’s athletic teams will also discontinue their relationship with the sports giant.
“Any profits from remaining Nike gear sold through our campus store will be directly donated to Wounded Warriors and the Fraternal Order of Police,” university president Emir Caner said.
Nike has drawn national outrage after they named Kaepernick as the face of its “Just Do It” campaign. Kaepernick sparked a national movement to protest law enforcement by taking a knee during the national anthem.
“We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward,” Nike spokesperson Gino Fisanotti told ESPN.
The ad features Kaepernick’s face along with the words: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”
Among those expressing outrage was President Trump — who said the Nike partnership with Kaepernick sent a “terrible message.”…Original Source…