BRAND SUICIDE: Georgia college dropping Nike after Kaepernick ad

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: A billboard featuring former San Francisco 49ers quaterback Colin Kaepernick is displayed on the roof of the Nike Store on September 5, 2018 in San Francisco, California. Nike launched an ad campaign to commemorate the 30th anniversary of its iconic "Just Do It' motto that features controversial former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and a message that says "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

From Fox 5 News

 – A private Christian college in Georgia has announced that it will not no longer purchase or carry any apparel from Nike after the company’s recent advertisement featuring Colin Kaepernick.

In an announcement on the school’s website, Truett McConnell University President Dr. Emir Caner said that the college would not support a company that uses someone to market their products who “mocks our troops.”

“For Nike to then hire Colin Kaepernick,” Caner said, “a person known for wearing pigs on his socks, mocking law enforcement, kneeling against our flag, and mocking our troops, is reprehensible to my family and to the Truett McConnell family.”

The university will discontinue a relationship with the sportwear company in the school’s athletics as well as the campus store.

Any current Nike gear will still be sold, but all proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors and the Fraternal Order of Police.