Kaepernick's detractors, including the president, accuse him of disrespecting the flag, the national anthem, and the United States military through his actions.
It was a more in-depth response than the one Woods offered two weeks ago when he was asked about President Donald Trump, though the circumstances were different. According to the report, following a brief decline, the shoe giant's online sales grew 31 per cent which was substantially better than 2017's 17 per cent increase during that same time period.
The ad, titled "Dream Crazy", is part of Nike's celebration of the 30th anniversary of their "Just Do It" campaign.
But Nike also received some praise for including Kaepernick and a reference to the contentiously debated protests in the campaign, which also features star athletes such as LeBron James and Serena Williams.
"I think it's a awful message that [Nike] are sending and the goal of them doing it, maybe there's a reason for them doing it".
"I think there's a huge need for us to turn the attention to not only the issues, but what players are actually doing in their communities to promote change", he said. He said, "As much as I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick endorsement, in another way - I mean, I wouldn't have done it". The flag represents the sacrifices made by those who have fought and died to preserve our freedom and should be honored as a sacred symbol of all we stand for.
Kaepernick, who triggered a political firestorm after kneeling during the USA national anthem in 2016 to protest racial injustice, has not played in the NFL since early previous year.
At the least, the question of how and why Kaepernick hasn't played in the league since speaking out isn't going away anytime soon.