Colin Kaepernick appears in provocative Nike ad

Nike taps Kaepernick as face of new ‘Just Do It’

Although Kaepernick won't be under center to begin the 2018 campaign, the controversial quarterback-turned-activist has been keeping busy on many different fronts including being involved with Nike for their "Just Do It" campaign.

The initial image, announced through Rovell, has a close up of Kaepernick's face with the caption: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything", which sends a powerful message to say the least.

Kaepernick filed a collusion grievance against the league in October, alleging an organised effort to keep him off a roster because of his protests during the national anthem in the 2016 season.

Nike is turning to Colin Kaepernick for the 30th anniversary of its "Just do it" ad campaign. As for Kaepernick, he's still fighting a legal battle with the NFL for supposedly freezing him out of the pro-leagues. At a rally in Alabama a year ago, Trump said team owners should "get that son of a bitch off the field" if a player knelt in protest of injustice during the anthem.

Other players followed his lead, as several began to protest past year and helped create a number of programs.

United States cuts almost $300 million in aid for Palestinian refugees
Palestinian leaders have cut contact with the US since the Trump administration backed Israel's claim of Jerusalem as its capital. Senior members of the Trump administration have been overtly critical of UNRWA, including national security adviser John Bolton.

The New York Times reported on August 30 that an arbitrator appointed by the NFL Players Association ruled Kaepernick and his legal team had unearthed enough evidence for the case to proceed to a full court hearing.

Following the controversy, franchise owners agreed a new policy that requires plays to stand for the national anthem if they are on the field. The dispute continues, and Kaepernick was given the go-ahead for a full hearing on the issue last week.

"Colin has been a Nike athlete since 2011", Nike spokeswoman Sandra Carreon-John said on Monday. The 49ers released Kaepernick following the 2016 season and no team has signed him since.

Colin Kaepernick is not on an National Football League roster, but he does have his own ad campaign, courtesy of Nike.

Nike is the NFL's official uniform sponsor.

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