Kaepernick's 'I'm with Kap' jerseys sell out in less than a day

Annette Crawford
September 11, 2018

Truett McConnell University is a private, Christian liberal arts college in Cleveland, Georgia with roughly 2,600 students.

The polarized reaction to Nike's Colin Kaepernick advertisement continues as another college has severed ties with the brand, even as Nike sees increased sales numbers, according to CBS News.

According to data from Edison Trends, online sales of Nike products jumped 31 percent between the Sunday before and the Tuesday after Labor Day, almost double last year's 17 percent increase over the same time period.

Kaepernick's protest against racial inequality and police brutality - taking a knee during the national anthem at NFL matches - has been divisive, and President Donald Trump has been one of the fiercest critics. Caner's wife, he said, "was raised under the oppression of socialistic communism" and became a citizen five years ago, "joyfully pledging allegiance to these United States and her flag".

He described the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback as "a person known for wearing pigs on his socks, mocking law enforcement, kneeling against our flag, and mocking our troops". "Any profits from remaining Nike gear sold through our campus store will be directly donated to Wounded Warriors and the Fraternal Order of Police".

The College of the Ozarks announced last week that it would "choose its country over the company", following a theme from previous year, when the school announced it would walk away if an opposing team took a knee, sat or turned its back on the flag or during the anthem.

In the release, the school's president, Dr. Emir Caner said the school "will no longer purchase or carry apparel by an athletic company that uses someone to market their products who 'mocks our troops'".

"If we have a contract, we'll honor it", he continued, "but we strongly support law enforcement and strongly support our military and veterans who died to protect our freedoms and if the company really believes what Colin Kaepernick believes, it's going to be hard for us to keep doing business with them".

"But I also would've been proactive in getting more organized because I do believe that there needs to be more organization between the players and the ownership", he added.

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