There are already signs that Nike's Kaepernick bet has paid off, noted Business Insider, citing data from no-fee trading app Robinhood, which suggests that 15,191 investors added Nike to their portfolios last week through Thursday, marking a 45% jump from the week prior.
Springfield News-Leader reported the school's volleyball team wore plain, gray T-shirts instead of their usual Nike-branded uniforms. The video's graphics indicate that Morris is the pastor speaking.
Applause and cheering can be hear from behind the camera.
"Horrible move by them to compare the millions he is still being paid by the National Football League and the millions Nike [possibly gave] him to whine about his misfortune and how he "sacrificed" everything to make a stand against police brutality, when true heroes gave their lives to protect his right to whine", said Sorbo.
09-09-18 "The Storms of Life" from Woodridge Baptist Church on Vimeo. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. said they are reconsidering their contract with Nike, which now runs through 2024. After the controversial commercial aired, some customers destroyed their Nike gear.
Strahan went on to explain that Kaepernick's protest isn't about the National Anthem or the flag, as many critics have argued.
According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Nike does not have any plans to release a Colin Kaepernick signature shoe, or an extensive clothing line, as some rumors have suggested. "America may not be the best country in the world and we have a lot of faults, but I tell you what, a lot of folks died for the sake of what the flag represents".
The camera pans to view the congregation, and many can be seen giving Morris a standing ovation.