The NFL has issued a statement in the wake of Nike making Colin Kaepernick the face of their ‘Just Do It’ campaign in celebration of the slogan’s 30th anniversary.
“The National Football League believes in dialogue, understanding and unity,” NFL executive vice president of communications and public affairs Jocelyn Moore said Tuesday in a statement. “We embrace the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities. The social justice issues that Colin and other professional athletes have raised deserve our attention and action.”
The statement is rather interesting, considering Colin Kaepernick is currently suing the NFL, accusing the 32 owners of collusion to keep him off a team after he began kneeling during the National Anthem.
Despite Colin being a Nike athlete since 2011, he has not played on an NFL team since 2016.