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Nike has unveiled its newest Colin Kaepernick item: a $150 black jersey emblazoned with the controversial free agent quarterback's surname and number, '7.'
The black-and-silver replica could pass as an Oakland Raiders jersey were it not for the fact that it's already closely identified with Kaepernick, who recently settled a highly-publicized collusion grievance with the NFL.
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As part of the #ImWithKap social media campaign during Super Bowl LIII, several celebrities were seen wearing similar jerseys, including NBA stars Kevin Durant and LeBron James.
'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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Kaepernick promoted the shirt's release on his Twitter account: 'For those true to themselves on and off the field. Proudly, unapologetically and against all odds. This is only the beginning. #TrueTo7.'
The accompanying Nike ad was silent, and featured non-athletes wearing the replica jersey.
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Nike also makes the NFL's real and replica jerseys, the latter of which can usually be purchased by fans for anywhere between $100 and $150.
This is not the first Kaepernick-inspired product from Nike. The University of Nevada product signed with Nike during his six-year tenure with the San Francisco 49ers.
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However, the company did not put him in any advertisements following his decision to protest racism by kneeling during the national anthem during the 2016 season until September, when Nike made him the face of its latest 'Just Do It' campaign.
Despite the fact that he had not played since 2016, Nike released a long-sleeved black t-shirt with his name and number emblazoned on the back, and slightly...
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