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Tennis star Serena Williams is supporting Nike’s decision to use former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in its new ad campaign.  Williams made the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, and told reporters that Kaepernick has done a lot for the African-American community, and it’s cost him a lot.  She said for someone controversial like Kaepernick to be backed by a huge company like Nike is a really powerful statement.  Both Williams and Kaepernick have endorsement deals with Nike.  Kaepernick sparked a national controversy in 2016 by kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games to protest racial injustice.  Williams takes on  Anastasija Sevastova in the U.S. Open semi-finals  Thursday night.

 

 

 

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