Just doing it: Athletes who got vocal about politics
Is it time to stop separating politics and sports?
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Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who sparked controversy by kneeling during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice, has just been announced as the face of Nike’s Just Do It campaign. There have been responses from both sides, some applauding Nike for their decision, while others are calling for a boycott and burning their apparel. Either way, it’s clear that some people would rather sports remain separate from social issues.
Check out this gallery of the athletes who have the courage to speak up about what they believe in.
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