The tide appears to be turning for Colin Kaepernick. After receiving fierce backlash for his national anthem protest, Kaepernick has received support from military veterans and social media platforms have created several supportive hashtags.
Now, fans are speaking with their wallets too as Kaepernick’s 49ers jersey has risen from 20th to the 3rd best selling jersey on shop49ers.com.
Ironically, Kaepernick’s jersey is more popular on this site than Jerry Rice’s who was critical of Kaepernick’s protest. This shows that there are many fans that are expressing their solidarity in silence, which is similar to his anthem protest.
Much like the Guy Fawkes mask featured in the movie V for Vendetta, Kaepernick’s jersey has unintentionally become a symbol of unification in support of free speech and against police brutality.