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Missouri college removes Nike uniforms over Kaepernick campaign

Posted: 10:45 AM, Sep 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-07 17:45:28Z

A college in Missouri is getting rid of their Nike uniforms after the company's newest ad campaign.

The College of the Ozarks will remove all uniforms purchased from Nike that contain the brand’s logo. According to the Associated Press, in September 2017, the school announced that it would walk away if the opposing team did not respect the national anthem and American flag. A month later, it began requiring freshman to take a course on patriotism.

Nike's newest ad campaign has drawn a lot of criticism. It features Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49er who drew national attention for kneeling during the national anthem, as the face of the company's 30th anniversary of their "Just Do It" campaign. 

The College of the Ozarks is a private Christian college located in Point Lookout, Missouri. They compete at the NAIA level.