Tiger Woods on new Nike Colin Kaepernick ad: 'It's a lovely spot'

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Thirteen percent of those surveyed said they were less likely to purchase from Nike after viewing Kaepernick's first ad.

Former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick appears as a face of Nike Inc advertisement marking the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" slogan in this image released by Nike in Beaverton, Oregon, U.S., September 4, 2018. Woods, who has played golf with Trump (as well as three other presidents) tried to avoid controversy by saying it was important to "respect the office". Narrated by Kaepernick, the ad includes appearances by other high-profile African-American athletes Odell Beckham Jr., LeBron James and Serena Williams.

"Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything", Kaepernick says. "Even if it means sacrificing everything", over a photo of trooper Tyler Edenhofer, who was killed in July after a struggle with a suspect.

Two weeks ago, Woods was asked about his relationship with President Donald Trump, who has spoken out against the National Football League and the protests. I don't think it's appropriate what they did, ' Trump said in a Fox News interview before the rally.

They have been among the most vocal protesters since Kaepernick began similar demonstrations in 2016 by kneeling during the anthem.

Nike uniforms are vestimenta non grata at the College of the Ozarks after the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign.

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Nike recently signed an extension to its deal as the NFL's official uniform sponsor.

As a camera pans to reveal Kaepernick's face, a reflection of a United States flag is visible on the facade of a building behind him.

While the company didn't announce Kaepernick would be in OR for the ad's debut, several accounts of the event were posted on social media.

"We will be collecting any Nike/NFL gear people want to donate as part of supporting our troops and standing for the flag", she said.

The Fraternal Order of Police, who endorsed President Donald Trump's campaign, describes the ad as "hateful" towards police officers. And a store in Colorado has said it will be removing all Nike merchandise following the move.

Woods, a Nike athlete since turning pro in 1996 who rarely delves into divisive issues, said Friday he was a fan of the apparel giant featuring the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback known for his social protests.

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