Colin Kaepernick has been back in the news cycle lately. Now, we find out that Mr. Kaepernick has received an award for his activism.
Nike’s controversial Dream Crazy ad, narrated by and starring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, won an Emmy Award for best commercial at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday. [RELATED: Joe Biden Says He Fought A Black Gang Leader Named ‘Corn Pop’, Story Doesn’t Add Up]
The commercial climaxes with the former San Fra saying, “Believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything.” He concludes the commercial saying, “Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough.” [RELATED: New Misconduct Accusation Against Kavanaugh Mirrors Yale Allegations]
Nike’s commercial was nominated alongside spots from Apple, Netflix, and Sandy Hook Promise.
The news was so comical that even President Trump tweeted about it.
What was Nike thinking?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2018
Dream Crazy was created by the agency Wieden+Kennedy, which says on its official site that the spot “focuses on a collection of stories that represent athletes who are household names and those who should be. The common denominator: All leverage the power of sport to move the world forward.”
Colin Kaepernick became infamous for kneeling during the National Anthem when he was the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.
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— John Sibley (@JohnASibley) July 17, 2019
His involvement with the Nike commercial caused a backlash when the spot first aired, with President Donald Trump questioning why Nike chose to spotlight the controversial athlete.
Since leaving the NFL, Kaepernick has devoted himself to social justice activism. [RELATED: In 2013, Julian Castro Agreed With Obama’s Strict Immigration Policies]
He objected to Nike’s Betsy Ross flag-themed shoe in July, causing the sports apparel company to withdraw the shoe. [READ MORE…]