Puma has sponsored Mr Smith for 50 years. On October 16, Puma is launching a collection of shoes called ‘Power Through Peace’, with the proceeds going to charity. Mr Gulden said Mr Smith was a trailblazer for other athletes, like Mr Kaepernick. Mr Smith never competed again after 1968, received death threats, and struggled to make a living for years. Nike sales jumped after the Kaepernick campaign, but its shares fell late last month, when that did not feed through to an increase in the company’s full-year forecast.
Source: Irish Examiner October 12, 2018 04:52 UTC