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Category: Colin Kaepernick

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‘A neo-colonialist sellout’: Kaepernick fractures spill on to the field

Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins, two of the most prominent players in the protest movement, clashed on Sunday. The winners were NFL ownersTempers flared in Philadelphia on Sunday before the Eagles’ game against the Carolina Panthers as Eric Reid and Malc…

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‘A neo-colonialist sellout’: Kaepernick fractures spill on to the field

Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins, two of the most prominent players in the protest movement, clashed on Sunday. The winners were NFL ownersTempers flared in Philadelphia on Sunday before the Eagles’ game against the Carolina Panthers as Eric Reid and Malc…

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Black Power salute: 50 years on how much has changed? – video explainer

Fifty years ago, two 200m runners set the Olympics in Mexico City alight by giving Black Power salutes on the podium as they collected their medals. Tommie Smith and John Carlos said their clinched fists showed the solidarity of black America. The pair…

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Simone Biles upset over USA Gymnastics CEO’s anti-Nike tweet

Mary Bono drew over Nike logo after Kaepernick ad campaignUSA Gymnastics searching for permanent successor to PerryOlympic champion Simone Biles has expressed her dismay about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono.B…

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Colin Kaepernick files trademark for image of his hair and face

Move comes after Nike campaign featuring quarterbackImage could be used to market shampoo and jewelryColin Kaepernick has followed up his recent Nike campaign by taking steps to protect who can use his likeness going forward.Kaepernick, who s…

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Eric Reid, first man to protest with Kaepernick, kneels for anthem on NFL return

Safety has alleged owners were keeping him out of leagueTeammates say Reid’s actions are not a distractionCarolina Panthers safety Eric Reid knelt during the national anthem in protest of racial and social injustice before Sunday’s game against the New…

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Eric Reid, first player to kneel with Kaepernick, ends spell in NFL wilderness

Safety had been without a team since end of last seasonCarolina Panthers say signing is because ‘he’s a good player’Eric Reid, the first NFL player to join Colin Kaepernick’s protest against racial injustice in the United States, has signed with t…

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Colin Kaepernick’s protest might be unpatriotic. And that’s just fine | Mychal Denzel Smith

His protest does not need to be recast as patriotic, as patriotism is not a higher virtue than justiceTwo years ago, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down during the playing of the national anthem. When asked why, he told the press:…

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‘It’s about injustice’: anthem protests still divide as NFL season kicks off

As the Super Bowl champion Eagles began their season on Thursday night, the movement started by Colin Kaepernick stirred up strong emotionsNowhere was the galvanizing capacity of sport, the inimitable way a team can bring together strangers, regardless…

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Nike releases full ad featuring Colin Kaepernick – video

Nike has unveiled its first ‘Just Do It’ ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick. The two-minute commercial highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others, and touches on the controversy of NFL players protesting against racial inequali…

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Nike releases full ad featuring Colin Kaepernick – video

Nike has unveiled its first ‘Just Do It’ ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick. The two-minute commercial highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others, and touches on the controversy of NFL players protesting against racial inequali…

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Nike just thrust Kaepernick back in the spotlight – where he belongs | Khaled A Beydoun

No matter how hard the league tries, Colin Kaepernick is still the most important NFL player not in the NFLThe 2018 National Football League regular season kicks off this week. And the most discussed player in the world of football, and beyond, is one …

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LeBron James backs Nike’s Kaepernick advert as Donald Trump renews NFL attack

President says company ‘is getting absolutely killed with anger’Serena Williams joins NBA’s James in supporting campaignDonald Trump and LeBron James once again find themselves on opposing sides of a national debate as the fallout from Nike’s decision …

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Nike’s commercial cynicism is clear but Colin Kaepernick ad is a sign | Marina Hyde

From the Tiger Woods ‘Did you learn anything?’ advert to denials about the benefits of anti-racism campaigns, Nike are easy to see through. But they do back winnersOnce, it used to be said that conservatives start culture wars and liberals win them. Th…

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Colin Kaepernick is out of the NFL but he is more powerful than ever

Far from being forced to the sidelines of national debate since leaving the 49ers, the quarterback’s Nike campaign shows his voice cannot be ignoredMore than 20 months have passed since Colin Kaepernick played in an NFL game, but the most famous unempl…

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Nike’s controversial Colin Kaepernick ad campaign its most divisive yet

Company’s share price has fallen, protesters have burnt trainers but LeBron James and Serena Williams have offered supportNike is no stranger to controversy. The sportswear firm has run advertising featuring Lance Armstrong after a doping scandal, Mari…

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Colin Kaepernick seals Nike campaign … and backing from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Quarterback was one of first players to kneel during anthemTrump has slammed protests and no team has signed QBFormer Iran president says Kaepernick ‘is one of the best quarterbacks’Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who spark…

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Colin Kaepernick grievance set for trial after NFL dismissal request is denied

Former quarterback says he has been blackballed by teamsKaepernick started wave of anthem protests over social injusticeColin Kaepernick’s grievance against the NFL is set to go to trial after an arbitrator turned down what was effectively a request by…

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‘He had his chance’: Elway says Broncos won’t consider Kaepernick for No 2 role

Broncos GM says team will not consider Kaepernick as backupElway: QB ‘had his chance’ in reference to aborted 2016 swapThe Denver Broncos may be on the hunt for a veteran backup quarterback, but general manager John Elway said on Thursday that Colin Ka…

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How the NFL stumbled its way into becoming Trump’s top target

The league thinks it can appease the president on player protests, but Trump’s latest broadside makes it clear that’s not the caseIt’s funny. It’s almost as if the president wants people talking about a handful of NFL players taking a knee at the start…