Well-publicized over the past year, Colin Kaepernick’s promising football career took a detour — to the dismay of many fans, players, and artists — for his peaceful protests against police brutality and other social injustices by taking a knee during the national anthem while a member of the San Francisco 49ers.
And now, courtesy of AZ Central comes a report out of the
President of adidas North America, Mark King was quoted saying:
“If he signs on a team, we would definitely want to sign him.”
“We love athletes that have a platform to make the world a better place. If they’re an activist in a way that brings attention to something that moves the world forward, even if there’s controversy at that moment, we’re really interested in those athletes because I think it represents the world today.”
In other adidas Football-related news, here’s how Pharrell’s adidas “LIBERTY + JUSTICE” cleats are honoring NFL players.