Michael Strahan reveals on Ellen he 'would have' knelt during national anthem

Michael Strahan reveals on Ellen he 'would have' knelt during national anthem

Michael Strahan reveals on Ellen he 'would have' knelt during national anthem

Last week, Nike made the controversial decision to feature Colin Kaepernick in the company's anniversary of the "Just Do It" slogan.

Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, Georgia posted a press release on its website, September 7 that explained the university would be cutting ties with the company. He stated, "If Nike really does believe that law enforcement in this country is unfair and biased, I think we will look around".

While the announcement of the sponsorship choice did drop Nike's stock earlier last week, a new report said the company's online sales after the announcement grew 31 percent. "We just don't want our players wearing the Nike image to promote a company that affirms division and disrespect towards America".

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A Harris Poll of 2,026 Americans released on ESPN shows that Nike, a brand historically known for campaigns that were compelling while maintaining broad appeal, has seen similar moves in perception on positive and negative fronts since announcing the Kaepernick campaign.

Morris, speaking of Kaepernick, said, "He's inked a contract with Nike". In the poll, 21 percent of respondents declared they'll stop making Nike purchases.

In any case, a majority of voters - 67 percent - believe National Football League players have the right to protest by kneeling during the anthem, while just 30 percent believe they don't have that right, according to the poll.

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"Any profits from remaining gear sold through our campus store will be directly donated to Wounded Warriors and the Fraternal Order of Police", Caner said in the statement. The company's decision to use Kaepernick, who is now claiming the league colluded against his employment in a lawsuit, isn't the first time the athletic apparel company has used its brand platform to advocate for a cause or push for social change.

"If Nike chooses to apologize to our troops and to our law enforcement officers, then - and only then - will TMU reconsider their brand", President Caner said in a statment.

Nike carefully weighed its choices with Kaepernick, and placed a strategic bet on the athlete-turned-social activist. Yes, endorsing Vick was a mistake for Nike, but the company should be commended, not boycotted, for supporting a true American hero like Kaepernick.

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