Tom Brady Shares His Thoughts on Kaepernick's Nike Ad in One Click
Love him or hate him, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is one of the greatest arms in NFL history and being a living legend, people sort of give a rip what you think about controversial issues. It comes along with the territory of being a big sports star.
Earlier this week, Nike revealed that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be the new face of their 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, a move that has polarized the professional sports world, due in large part to Kaepernick’s disrespectful form of protest during the National Anthem.
So what does Tom Brady think of all of this? He answers with one click.
Brady’s official Instagram account “liked” the ad Tuesday and signaled his approval of the campaign that has inspired many to burn their tennis shoes and boycott the iconic shoe manufacturer.
Kaepernick, a former 49ers quarterback, started a political firestorm after he began protesting for the “Black Lives Matter” movement by kneeling during the national anthem. Other players took up the cause, but it really caught on after President Donald Trump criticized the protests during a rally in Pennsylvania.Trending:
Kaepernick has since issued a complaint against the NFL and accused the team owners of conspiring against allowing him to play professional football again. An arbitrator in August ruled against the NFL and allowed for Kaepernick’s complaint to move forward.
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“You know, I don’t know,” Brady said of the charges made by Kaepernick in November. “I have no idea if he’s being blackballed.
“I competed against him,” he added. “I thought he was a damn good quarterback. And he’s played at a high level, brought his team to Super Bowls. You know… that’s how I feel about him.”
The real question now is whether or not Brady will actually release some sort of verbal statement affirming his support of Kaepernick’s campaign or if he’ll let this “like” sum up everything he has to say on the topic and then just move on.
Heck, maybe Brady just really likes the slogan on the poster? Who knows, right?