Serena Williams Tweets She’s ‘Especially Proud To Be Part Of The Nike Family’ After Kaepernick Ad

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 02:  Serena Williams of The United States celebrates during her women's singles fourth round match against Kaia Kanepi of Estonia on Day Seven of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 2, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Tweets She’s ‘Especially Proud To Be Part Of The Nike Family’ After Kaepernick Ad

"Thank you for speaking up Serena. You are a champion on and off the court!!!"

Published September 4, 2018

Although Nike has faced some backlash over their new ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, they have received nothing but support from another of their star athletes: Serena Williams.

After the unveiling of the campaign, people on the right vowed to burn their athletic apparel.

Williams, who has had a contract with Nike for quite some time, on the other hand, took a moment to tweet how proud she is to be part of such a monumental “Just Do It” campaign.

"Especially proud to be a part of the Nike family today," she tweeted along with an image of her own ad. 

Although Kaepernick’s inclusion in the Nike campaign has been met with calls for boycotts, Williams hasn’t cowered in the face of fear and has openly supported Kaepernick and Eric Reid, his teammate who knelt along with him.

“I think every athlete, every human, and definitely every African-American should be completely grateful and honored how Colin and Eric are doing so much more for the greater good, so to say,” Williams told the Associated Press on Friday. “They really use their platform in ways that is really unfathomable. I feel like they obviously have great respect from a lot of their peers, especially other athletes, people that really are looking for social change.”

Serena's support of Nike has many people rallying behind the tennis star. 

Written by BET Staff

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