Date: 6 months ago   Category: Politics

Americans have begun to burn the sneakers of the Nike company which has made the spokesperson of the football player sitting during the anthem


Americans have begun to burn the sneakers of the Nike company which has made the spokesperson of the football player Colin Kapernik who hasn't got up during performance of the national anthem in protest to the attitude of law enforcement authorities of the USA towards Afro-American population earlier.

According to the new agreement, Coline Capernic will become the face of new large advertizing campaign of Nike devoted to the 30 anniversary of the slogan "Just Do It". Besides him the basketball player Lebron James, the tennis-player Serena Williams, in particular, will take part in her, the skateboarder Lacey Baker
of Capernic's
is an endorser of Nike since 2011, however for the last two years - after scandal with the anthem - the company didn't use his image in the advertizing. The announcement of the new contract has been made in four days prior to start of a new season of NFL.

the Decision of Nike to choose Kapernik-faced campaigns has sparked criticism conservatively and patriotically adjusted users of social networks. On twitter hashtags of BoycottNike and JustBurnIt under which users began to post a photo and video of have begun to gain popularity how they tear or burn production of the company.

In comments activists note that they do it not because of racist beliefs, and out of patriotism: disrespect for the anthem and a flag which, according to them, was expressed by Kapernik is disrespect for veterans of wars and the American freedoms in general.

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