(Zachary Leeman – LifeZette) Former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the centerpiece of a new advertising campaign by Nike celebrating the 30th anniversary of the company’s famous slogan “Just Do It.”
Kaepernick tweeted out the first image from the campaign on Monday.
It included the phrase, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”
See the Kaepernick campaign tweet on the site
Kaepernick opted out of his NFL contract in early 2017.
He’s the original national anthem protester, a trend that continues to draw controversy with the league among fans due to continuing protests by players.
Kaepernick has insisted owners have collectively colluded to keep him out of the NFL due to his political activism. He even filed a grievance in an attempt to work his way back into the sport.
“They were clearly colluding because they were intimidated by the president. The only reason — and the owners will admit this — that they haven’t signed him is because of Trump, and they’ve colluded because of Trump,” Kaepernick’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, told “The Straight Aim with Amy Dash” podcast this summer.