Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest Is Good For Jersey Sales
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. The protest of Colin Kaepernick is good for business. The San Francisco quarterback has been refusing to stand for the national anthem, and his political act prompted some people to burn his jersey but also caused people to buy it. Dick's Sporting Goods reports Kaepernick's jersey is now the number three seller behind only Cam Newton and Tom Brady. What we do not know is whether people are buying that jersey to wear it or to set it on fire. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.