Nike’s new Colin Kaepernick replica jersey commemorating his first protest in 2016 by refusing to stand for the national anthem sold out in just a couple of minutes!
NBC Washington anchor Jummy Olabanji wrote on Twitter: “WOW. The @Kaepernick7 x @nikestore jersey went on sale at 10am. A friend logged on at 9:59. Immediately tried to purchase via Apple Pay and at 10:01 it said sold out.”
Kaepernick previously took to social media to promote the new jersey, writing: “Four years ago, I took a knee to protest against systemic racism and social injustice.
“It was that day that the number on my jersey would come to represent something greater than football, something greater than me.
“Since then, the number 7 jersey has become a symbol for advancing the liberation and well-being of Black & Brown communities. Thank you for staying True.”
The new Icon Jersey 2.0 is all black and comes with the phrase ‘True to 7’ on its collar.
It was in 2016 when Kaepernick became a civil rights figure and refused to stand for the anthem in protest of racist police brutality and inequality.
He continues to raise funds for his charity, the Know Your Rights Camp, and other charitable and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Kaepernick’s rookie NFL jersey from his 2011 performance is also expected to fetch $100,000 at auction.
Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s Actions, said to Reuters: “He’s a cultural icon. He’s up there now with Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson – somebody that’s using their fame to make a peaceful, powerful statement to highlight and bring attention to inequalities.”
Nolan said that the $100,000 pre-sale estimate is a conservative figure and the item could sell for a higher price.
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