Colin Kaepernick Jersey Sales Are Skyrocketing After National Anthem Protest Started
Colin Kaepernick has been stirring things up lately by protesting the National Anthem because of his stance on police brutality. He wore socks to practice that sent a clear message, made a hefty donation to charities that will aid communities in need, and also took a knee during the anthem before his first game. And now, his jersey is climbing the charts rapidly in sales.
Needless to say Kaepernick has riled up a lot of people up on both sides and has actually sparked some interesting debates on whether a player should protest in this manner. But the big kicker is that his jersey sales are dominating and don't seem to be stopping:
Before anthem stuff, Kaepernick had 20th-best selling jersey on 49ers site. Now he's 3rd https://t.co/da5ozdvxem pic.twitter.com/uy7C9jlPSH— Mike Rosenberg (@ByRosenberg) September 2, 2016
Just ordered my son a Colin Kaepernick jersey.
Colin is the type of man I want my son to emulate. pic.twitter.com/CqcNYm70IV— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 2, 2016
Along with some great jersey sales and other players joining the protest, we are getting a good dose of Internet comedy (which is always welcomed):
Eagles Fan Tries To Burn Kaepernick Jersey, Sets His Own Slipper On Fire Instead https://t.co/ugWawuewXT— Phil Hecken (@PhilHecken) September 1, 2016
Two players joined Kaepernick in sitting down? Uh oh. pic.twitter.com/Z5lCnfuftu— Matt Ufford (@mattufford) September 2, 2016
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out and how Kaepernick will pivot from here. Stay tuned, more to come, guaranteed.
[H/T Sports Grid]