University of Oregon getting wrapped into NIke ad controversy

People that disagree with this partnership have been posting videos and photos on social media of their burned Nike apparel.

Posted: Sep 6, 2018 4:30 PM
Updated: Sep 6, 2018 4:30 PM

EUGENE, Ore. --The University of Oregon is getting wrapped into the controversy involving Nike’s new advertisement featuring former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The Knight family is a major donor to the University of Oregon, and Phil Knight co-founded Nike.

People that disagree with this partnership have been posting videos and photos on social media of their burned Nike apparel and cut-off logos on their clothes, but now people are becoming critical of the University of Oregon.

Some of the tweets and Facebook posts read:

“Nike turned my beloved college into a corporate nightmare. The town and all was changed because my school sold itself to the devil.”

“You know what’s going to be amazing? Watching the left embrace Nike, a company … they say is known for quote, 'Holding the University of Oregon hostage.'"

“I’m ashamed of Phil Knight, and being an Oregon Duck Fan.”

However, a representative from the Eugene-Springfield NAACP said, "We are not anti-flag, we are not anti-America, we are not anti-military, we are not anti-government, we are exactly the opposite. We want to come together and have these conversations in a safe way and in a non-violent way."

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