Tiger Woods calls Nike's Kaepernick campaign a 'beautiful spot'
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Tiger Woods on Friday called Nike’s newest ad campaign featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick a “beautiful spot.”

"I think Nike is trying to get out ahead of it and trying to do something special and I think they've done that," Woods said at the BMW Championship this week, according to CBS News. "It's a beautiful spot and pretty powerful people [are] in the spot,” he added.

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Woods's comments come days after Nike unveiled its newest ad campaign featuring Kaepernick with the slogan "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything” as part of its “Just Do it” campaign. 

Kaepernick, who has remained unsigned for nearly two years, has been under fire since he first took a knee in 2016 during the national anthem to demonstrate against racial injustice. He is credited with sparking the movement of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem in protest.

Nike's decision to feature Kaepernick drew sharp criticism from President TrumpDonald John TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate MORE and his base, with some taking to social media to share videos and photos of them destroying their Nike products.

"Just like the NFL, whose ratings have gone WAY DOWN, Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts," Trump tweeted on Wednesday.

Woods captured headlines last month when he said that Americans must "respect the office" of the presidency after being asked to defend his relationship with Trump.

“No matter who is in the office, you may like, dislike personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office,” Woods said then of his relationship with the president, whom he most recently golfed with last November.