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SportNike launches 'Icon' Colin Kaepernick jersey days after collusion case settles

23:30  20 february  2019
23:30  20 february  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Nike released a special edition Colin Kaepernick jersey Wednesday just days after the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback settled a grievance with the NFL. The Kaepernick Icon Jersey – a black design with white lettering – resembles the ‘#ImWithKap’ jerseys that quickly sold out last fall.

Nike has launched its first Colin Kaepernick jersey since the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s endorsement deal with the shoe giant became public in September. The item launched days after Kaepernick settled his collusion case against the NFL for an undisclosed sum.

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Nike has launched its first Colin Kaepernick jersey since the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s endorsement deal with the shoe giant became public in September.

The Kaepernick Icon Jersey – a black and silver design that resembles an Oakland Raiders jersey – was listed for sale on Nike’s website Tuesday with a price tag of  $150. The item launched days after Kaepernick settled his collusion case against the NFL for an undisclosed sum.

“We believe Colin Kaepernick is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward,” Nike's Sandra Carreon-John told USA TODAY Sports in an email. “The jersey marks Nike’s continued product collaboration with Colin, and will be available for a limited time on Nike.com and the Nike App.”

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Nike has launched its first Colin Kaepernick jersey since the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s endorsement deal with the sportswear giant became public in September – just days after the player’s settlement with the NFL over a collusion grievance.

Roughly 10 hours after announcing Nike 's new Colin Kaepernick ' Icon ' jerseys were available, Kaepernick was on social media to announce that they’d sold out. Days before landmark launch , NASA’s head of human spaceflight quits due to ‘mistake’.

Kaepernick promoted the sale of the jersey on his official Twitter account.

Kaepernick, who was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem to bring attention to police brutality and racial inequality, filed his grievance against the NFL in October 2017 under the league's collective bargaining agreement.

He has been a free agent since.

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Nike launches the first Colin Kaepernick Icon jersey , which features a black and silver design for 0.

Nike released the jersey just days after Kaepernick reached an unspecified financial settlement with the NFL. The 31-year-old quarterback had sued the league and its 32 team owners for collusion “The Nike Kaepernick Icon Jersey is out of stock! Thank you to everyone that took the time out of

Nike sold a Kaepernick T-shirt after Kaepernick starred in a two-minute ad that debuted on NBC during the network's NFL season-opening broadcast.

The ad sparked threatened boycotts and a handful of people posted videos of burning Nike merchandise on social media. Nike, however, saw a major increase in sales in the wake of the ad.

Follow A.J. Perez on Twitter @byajperez

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Nike launches 'Icon' Colin Kaepernick jersey days after collusion case settles

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