Nike touches a national nerve with Kaepernick ad

Fan and foe let loose online about the controversial QB

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Nike’s choice of The Human Lightning Rod, also known as former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, to feature in its 30th annual “Just Do It” marketing campaign has set off big-time ripples: the company’s stock took a hit, people bickered over the giant billboard plastered with the QB’s mug and peering down on San Francisco’s Union Square, and President Trump blasted Nike for feting a player who in 2016 angered millions of Americans when he took a protest knee during The Star-Spangled Banner.”

The Nike campaign has also triggered a boatload of passionate tweets from all sides in the debate, accompanied by online memes created especially for the occasion:

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#BoycottNike #kaepernick 😂 #murica

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