The NFL says the social justice issues raised by former San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick "deserve their attention and action".
Nike new ad campaign not only featured the footballer but also hinted at Kaepernick's political stand with their tagline.
LeBron James, Chris Paul, and Kevin Durant were among the athletes that posted the ad on their Instagram accounts, which is a black and white image of Kaepernick along with the text "Believe in something".
Nike's public support of Kaepernick also risks the wrath of US President Donald Trump.
In 2016, Kaepernick, then a quarterback for the 49ers, began kneeling during the anthem to make a statement against racial injustice. "And I think that that's what they're counting on their customers wanting to be on the right side of".
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Other social media users took a different tactic in response to Nike's new campaign.
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's new sponsorship deal with Nike has prompted calls to boycott the athletic brand, and received an equal outpouring of support online.
"I watched Colin Kaepernick, and I thought it was bad, and then it got bigger and bigger and started mushrooming, and frankly the National Football League should have suspended him for one game, and he would have never done it again", Trump told Hannity, to cheers from a live audience watching the interview.
The advert, which Kaepernick shared on his Twitter page, features his face alongside the message: "Believe in something".
Critics on Twitter used the hashtag #JustBurnIt - a play on Nike's slogan "Just Do It" - which trended alongside #BoycottNike.
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