Missouri college drops Nike over Colin Kaepernick ad

Updated September 6, 2018 - 10:57 am

A Missouri college has cut ties with Nike following the company’s decision to include former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in its 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign.

The College of the Ozarks, a private Christian school in Point Lookout, Missouri, that competes in sports at the NAIA level, said it will remove all uniforms purchased from Nike that contain the brand’s logo.

Last year, the college added a stipulation to competition contracts, saying it would walk away from any game where the opposing team takes a knee, sits or turns its back on the flag or anthem.

“If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them,” College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis said in a statement. “We also believe that those who know what sacrifice is all about are more likely to be wearing a military uniform than an athletic uniform.”

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