JENKS, Oklahoma - Jenks Public Schools is apologizing for a tweet from the Jenks Football account that made an indirect reference to Nike.

"Jenks Public Schools sincerely apologizes for the recent tweet from @JenksFootball making an indirect reference to Nike. The tweet posted by the @JenksFootball Twitter account was completely inappropriate. The views expressed in the tweet are most certainly not in line with the views of Jenks Public Schools or the Jenks Athletic Department. The @JenksFootball account is not affiliated with Jenks Public Schools or the Jenks Athletic Department," the district said in a statement.

The tweet referenced in the statement says, "We'll just say we are thankful to have @UnderArmour as our partner and leave it at that."

The tweet came after Nike received backlash from many after naming Colin Kaepernick as part of the company's "Just Do It" campaign, sparking people to take to social media saying they would ban the company.

Kaepernick, an unsigned free agent, began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to bring attention to police brutality against unarmed African Americans, as well as other racial injustices. Other players joined him in kneeling during the anthem, drawing the ire of President Trump and sparking a debate over the players' demonstrations.

In 2017, the quarterback opted out of his contract with the 49ers when it appeared the team would cut him during the offseason. He is now suing the NFL, alleging team owners are colluding to prevent him from signing with another team. An arbitrator ruled last week that his grievance will go to trial. 

You can read the full statement released by Jenks Public Schools below:

“Jenks Public Schools sincerely apologizes for the recent tweet from @JenksFootball making an indirect reference to Nike. The tweet posted by the @JenksFootball Twitter account was completely inappropriate. The views expressed in the tweet are most certainly not in line with the views of Jenks Public Schools or the views of the Jenks Athletic Department. The @JenksFootball account is not affiliated with Jenks Public Schools or the Jenks Athletic Department.

"All accounts managed by District personnel seek to only promote the achievements of students and staff, and to share positive, informative messages with the entire Jenks community. The account was created by an individual intending to promote the Jenks Football program. However, the account was created without the knowledge or consent of a Jenks administrator, coach, or employee. An account using the Jenks name, colors, or logos, should never be used as a platform for political or religious statements.

"Jenks Public Schools and the Jenks Athletic Department are committed to creating an environment of inclusion, diversity, and accountability for all students to learn and to compete.”

The district sent another statement Wednesday afternoon adding, "The person who tweeted from the @JenksFootball account is NOT an employee of Jenks Public Schools. The @JenksFootball account is not run by a Jenks employee, coach, or staff member. It is not affiliated with JPS or sanctioned by JPS in any way, and most certainly does not reflect the views of our District."