An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick was announced earlier this week and sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing the exiled NFL quarterback known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues.
Lines were drawn in the sand as the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback quickly became a trending topic on Twitter and other social networks. Some urged a boycott of the company’s clothes and sneakers — even burning and cutting out the signature swoosh logos on their gear, while others pushed back, praising the company for finally taking a stand.
Nike continues to press the issue as a commercial featuring Kaepernick is planned to air during the NFL season opener.
“Tiger…I am more prone to be inquisitive, to promote discussion. I want to find out what your thinking was. I want to find out what your feelings are. Did you learn anything?” Earl asks.
Powerful stuff, especially given how significant a role Earl Woods played in Tiger’s life. However, an argument has been made that the ad goes way overboard, since it uses Earl Woods’ words in a way that he obviously didn’t have direct approval over.
But then again…the ad WAS made with Tiger’s consent and participation, so who better to pass judgment on Tiger than Earl? Hmmm…. that would be a great question if Earl’s audio was actually referring to his son Continue Reading…