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The skin of Colin Kaepernick appeared to have been darkened in a recent fundraising ad released by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)

The skin of Colin Kaepernick appeared obscured in a recent fundraising ad released by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in which President Donald Trump also stood in front of the Betsy Ross flag.

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The email consisted of a photo of President Donald Trump next to the former NFL star with the words: "WHO ARE YOU VOTING?" DONALD TRUMP AND THE BETSY ROSS FLAG OR ANTI-AMERICAN FLAG COLIN KAEPERNICK. & # 39;

While Trump looks like his normal self, Kaepernick looks a few shades darker than the original image that was made in November 2016, when the former quarterback followed a knee next to 49ers teammate Eli Harold during the national anthem.

It is assumed that the picture has been adjusted, but the NRCC has rejected such claims.

The skin of Colin Kaepernick appeared to have been darkened in a recent fundraising ad released by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)

The skin of Colin Kaepernick appeared to have been darkened in a recent fundraising ad released by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)

Original image of Kaepernick taking a knee during a November 2016 game
This seems to be a changed image of the 2016 original from Kaepernick

While Trump looks like his normal self, Kaepernick looks a few shades darker (right) than the original image (left) that was taken in November 2016 when the former quarterback followed a knee in the national anthem alongside 49ers teammate Eli Harold

The image of Trump from the email has been modified to show the flag of Betsy Ross in the background. The original Trump image shows the American flag in the background prior to its appearance in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 29, 2017 (originally shown)
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The image of Trump from the email has been modified to show the flag of Betsy Ross in the background. The original Trump image shows the American flag in the background prior to its appearance in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 29, 2017 (originally shown)

The image of Trump from the email has been modified to show the flag of Betsy Ross in the background. The original Trump image shows the American flag in the background prior to its appearance in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 29, 2017 (originally shown)

NRCC communications director Chris Pack said in an email Yahoo News: & # 39; The photo was not dark. & # 39;

The NRCC did not respond immediately to the request for comment from DailyMail.com.

The image of Trump from the email has been modified to show the flag of Betsy Ross in the background.

The original Trump image shows the American flag in the background for its appearance in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 29, 2017.

Shortly after the email was sent, several critics beat the NRCC for their & # 39; racist & # 39; e-mail.

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& # 39; Wow. The racist bastards at the @NRCC darkened Colin Kaepernick's skin in an e-mail about fundraising, & wrote a Twitter user.

Shortly after the email was sent, several critics beat the NRCC for their & # 39; racist & # 39; e-mail

Shortly after the email was sent, several critics beat the NRCC for their & # 39; racist & # 39; e-mail

Shortly after the email was sent, several critics beat the NRCC for their & # 39; racist & # 39; e-mail

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Political action committee, Vote Vets, also shared their thoughts on the photo.

& # 39; If the @NRCC has intentionally darkened the skin of @ Kaepernick7 and then forgot about apologies – they should be forced to explain to America why they believe that darker skin makes someone look worse in their eyes.

& # 39; Any answer they could give would be un-American & # 39 ;, read the tweet.

Congressman Ted Lieu raised the controversy and called for the dismissal of those responsible for the e-mail.

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& # 39; Dear @GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy: I served with you in the California legislature and now in Congress. I don't believe you are a racist. If the following is true, I hope you will fire those responsible, & he wrote.

The email was sent on Wednesday and took a direct shot at the NFL quarterback-turned activist after talking about Nike's Betsy-Ross emblazoned sneakers.

The controversy around the Betsy Ross flag began a few days before the fourth Christmas day when Nike announced their new shoes.

Nike remembered the sneaker after Kaepernick had asked the company not to sell a shoe with a symbol he and others considered offensive because of the bond with the age of slavery.

The shoemaker revealed last Monday that he had pulled the Air Max 1 US shoe, including an American flag from the American Revolutionary War with 13 white stars in a circle on the heel.

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The move to remove the sneaker led to a conservative response, including from the governor of Arizona who struck it as a & # 39; terrible decision & # 39; before withdrawing a $ 2 million incentive for Nike Inc to build a state-owned factory.

The email was sent on Wednesday and took a direct shot at the NFL quarterback-turned activist after talking about Nike's Betsy-Ross emblazoned sneakers (photo)

The email was sent on Wednesday and took a direct shot at the NFL quarterback-turned activist after talking about Nike's Betsy-Ross emblazoned sneakers (photo)

The email was sent on Wednesday and took a direct shot at the NFL quarterback-turned activist after talking about Nike's Betsy-Ross emblazoned sneakers (photo)

Nike remembered the sneaker after Kaepernick had asked the company not to sell a shoe with a symbol that he and others found offensive because of the bond with an era of slavery

Nike remembered the sneaker after Kaepernick had asked the company not to sell a shoe with a symbol that he and others found offensive because of the bond with an era of slavery

Nike remembered the sneaker after Kaepernick had asked the company not to sell a shoe with a symbol that he and others found offensive because of the bond with an era of slavery

But despite the controversy, Nike shares have shown an increase and have risen by two percent since last Tuesday.

The shares were $ 86.82 at the close on Friday.

The increase in shares has added nearly $ 3 billion to the market value of the company.

Nike & # 39; s stock price saw a similar increase after the Kaepernick brand – the controversial free agent quarterback – made the face of its & # 39; Just Do It & # 39;

Shares reached a record high of $ 86.04 in the weeks after the campaign with Kaepernick was released.

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It could explain why the shoemaker delayed Kaepernick when he was worried about the sneaker with the early American flag this week.

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