AUSTIN, Texas - Nike has made headlines by putting Colin Kaepernick front and center in its latest ad campaign. The decision, and social stand, has been met with mixed reactions.
How do the players who wear the Nike swoosh logo on Saturdays feel about the campaign? University of Texas at Austin is one of the biggest brands under the Nike umbrella.
“I was happy. That was a big thing to me. I applaud that. I’m happy to see where they’ll go, happy to continue to use Kaepernick’s platform,” said Longhorns defensive end Charles Omenihu.
“You know, Kaepernick, he stood up for what he believes. Even the quote he said, I think, ‘Stand up for something even if it requires you losing everything,’ - something like that. So that’s good for him, standing up for what he believes in. I always respect that. You know, that was cool to see,” UT wide receiver Collin Johnson said.
Spectrum News reached out to athletic director Chris Del Conte for comment in preparation for this story Tuesday. He was unavailable.