Alabama pastor cuts up Nike gear during sermon, as congregation cheers, laughs

Speaking out'My father is 81 and he can look at me and say he's not offended by it because he understands then how can I who didn't do that service be offended? the star said

Speaking out'My father is 81 and he can look at me and say he's not offended by it because he understands then how can I who didn't do that service be offended? the star said

The move drew both intense praise and disgust from critics and supporters of Kaepernick, who took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL game nearly two years ago in protest of police brutality in America.

Nike knew the risks involved of pinning its latest ad campaign on Colin Kaepernick, one of the most polarizing figures in American culture. He began by sitting during the anthem, but then at the encouragement of a military veteran, started kneeling instead.

'I ain't using that no more, ' Morris said in his weekly sermon, titled 'The Storms of Life.' 'He's inked a contract with Nike.

Kaepernick starred in an ad campaign that debuted during the first National Football League game of the season last week.


Owens, a conservative who played for the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders, referred to Kaepernick as Nike's "Marxist" representative and said fans can't let athletes "get away" with protesting during the national anthem. The congregation responded with a standing ovation. And I take my hat off to him, because he really did sacrifice and put so much on the line for other people that he had no idea who they were. "I know there are a number of high schools and colleges who are dropping Nike". "I think I would have", said Strahan (he retired in 2007). "I think Nike, personally, made a calculated decision".

The college's president - Jerry Davis - spoke out against Nike and the company's decision to include Kaepernick in its advertising.

The couple does, however, believe Colin Kaepernick had nothing but good intentions and will be remembered on the right side of history in the future. Sales surged in the days immediately after the campaign's announcement, but Nike stock is still down from where it was at the beginning of the week.

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