The following day, the former Interim Welterweight Champion took to Twitter and blasted Colin Kaepernick as well as the apparel and footwear giant.
His past outbursts have had a more tangible impact on companies, prompting entire new chapters in the corporate strategy playbook for how to respond to his tweeted broadsides. Tillman died while serving in Afghanistan. Any remaining products will be donated to Wounded Warriors and the Fraternal Order of Police, according to the release.
Michael Strahan, a two-time Super Bowl champ and Hall of Famer, said he thinks he would have joined in the national anthem protests that have engulfed the league ever since Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee to challenge police brutality and minority oppression.
Truett McConnell University's director of communications, Valerie M. Reeves, told CBS News that the school has no financial arrangements with Nike besides the products in its store. Writing on the university's website, Caner noted that his wife grew up "under the oppression of socialistic communism", and only became a citizen in 2013.
A STATEMENT FROM OUR PRESIDENT REGARDING NIKE America has sacrificially given my family the freedoms we enjoy today. He's just inked a contract with Nike. "Consumers who are most likely to shop online, and shop athletic apparel and footwear, are very much in tune with the movement and the willingness for a mega-brand to stand up against the establishment".
"The first pair of jogging shoes I wore were Nike jogging shoes". "In the meanwhile, let us honor true heroes, those who protect us daily, some even sacrificing their own lives".
Truett McConnell University is the second Christian college to drop Nike this past week over the ad, following the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. They are the true heroes.