Colin Kaepernick is still working to get back to the NFL.
But in the meantime, he’s becoming more of a figure in the pop culture world as the Nike commercial that features him just won an Emmy for outstanding commercial at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards (via CNN).
The commercial was released in September of 2018 just days before the start of the NFL season.
Because of what Kaepernick stands for, the commercial drew some backlash such as people burning their Nike shoes.
But the commercial was a major financial success for Nike as the company’s stock hit an all-time high.
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