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In this Thursday, March 19, 2020 photo, Nike apparel is shown in a sporting goods store in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The store remains open but signs indicate that it is scheduled to close. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Nike's "Air Force 1 '07 x Colin Kaepernick" shoes sold out in less than 24 hours after launching on Dec. 23, 2019. (Image: Twitter, Colin Kaepernick, Nike shoe promotional screenshot)

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Illustration on the rejection of Nike by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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A new line of T-shirts pushes back against Nike's decision to drop a design featuring the traditional Betsy Ross American flag. (Nine Line Apparel)

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A Change.org petition with nearly 15,000 signatures is calling for Nike to recall its Air Max 270 shoe. Muslims are claiming that the shoe is "blasphemous" because writing resembles the Arabic script for God. (Image: Change.org screenshot)

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Nike sparked fierce backlash after its new ad campaign starring Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback who led protests against racial injustice and police brutality by taking to one knee during the national anthem. Some football fans and President Donald Trump have railed against the protests.

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Illustration on Nike and Colin Kaepernick by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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People walk by a Nike advertisement featuring Colin Kaepernick on display, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in New York. Nike this week unveiled the deal with the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who's known for starting protests among NFL players over police brutality and racial inequality. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, file photo, Nike products appear on display at the SIX:02 shop inside Foot Locker's redesigned Manhattan flagship store in New York. On Thursday, June 15, 2017, Nike said it plans to cut about 1,400 jobs, reduce the number of sneaker styles it offers by a quarter and sell more shoes directly to customers online. The company says the changes to its business structure will help it offer more products to customers faster. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 22, 2017, file photo, the Nike logo appears above the post where it trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On Thursday, June 15, 2017, Nike said it plans to cut about 1,400 jobs, reduce the number of sneaker styles it offers by a quarter and sell more shoes directly to customers online. The company says the changes to its business structure will help it offer more products to customers faster. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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FILE - In this Saturday, May 6, 2017 file photo, Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge, right, talks with Nike CEO and President Mark Parker after crossing the finish line of a marathon at the Monza Formula One racetrack, Italy. Eliud Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history on May 6. Nike and Adidas have announced separate plans to attack the 2-hour marathon, with both introducing shoe lines linked to the effort. Wireless tech giant Vodafone last month said it was backing a third bid, hoping data gleaned from the quest will translate into wearable technology. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, Oregon fan Alicia Levitt poses for a picture with Nike's Phil Knight before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Ohio State, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2014, file photo, Nike's Phil Knight acknowledges the crowd on Uncle Phil Appreciation Night at Matthew Knight Arena during Oregon's NCAA college basketball game against Southern California in Eugene, Ore. It's one thing to have Nike as a shoe sponsor. It's quite another to have the owner of Nike as your main benefactor. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch, File)

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FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, AT 3:01 A.M. EDT.- A plaque to a former Nike missile site in the in Warrington Township, Pa. (Kim Weimer/Bucks County Courier Times via AP)

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FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, AT 3:01 A.M. EDT.- Remnants of the old Nike missile silos from the 1960's located next to the batting cages at Northampton Township, recreation center in Richboro, Pa. (Art Gentile /Bucks County Courier Times via AP)

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Stanford's Brittany McPhee, center, fights for possession of the ball with Washington State's Caila Hailey, left, and Nike McClure during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Pac-12 tournament, Friday, March 3, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Nike co-founder Phil Knight, left, celebrates with Oregon's Dillon Brooks and fellow Duck fans after Oregon defeated Arizona in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

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Chris Mosier in Nike ad. (YouTube screenshot)

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