Colin Kaepernick has come under fire with his stance on the National Anthem. People are burning his jersey and police officers have threatened not to provide security for him. With that said, he is receiving lots of support as well with J. Cole and Trey Songz making huge statements at recent shows.
After taking a stand against the Star Spangled BannerÂ â€” or rather, kneeling downÂ â€” 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has taken a ton of heat. Â That includes deafening boos from football fans, and threats by Santa Clara police officers to boycott games if the 49ers donâ€™t take action.
But Kaepernickâ€™s controversial refusals have also garnered lots of support, with Barack Obama among those defending the quarterback.
That also includes very public shows of solidarity from J. Cole and Trey Songz, both of whom donned Kaepernickâ€™s â€˜7â€™ at recent shows. Â J. Cole wore the jersey during a weekend rendition of â€œA Tale of 2 Citiez,â€ whole Songz wore the jersey during a performance at Draiâ€™s Beachclub and Nightclub in Las Vegas on Sunday night.
Other rappers may jump in, with the 49ers franchise getting a huge bump in merchandise sales. Â Indeed, controversy sells, even if it doesnâ€™t win games. Â In the wake of Colin Kaepernickâ€™s high-profile refusal, sales of â€˜7â€™ jerseys have skyrocketed, with some outlets reporting it the highest-selling jersey of all players â€” either on the 49ers or the entire NFL. Â Previously, sales of Kaepernickâ€™s jersey was seriously sluggish, thanks to the QBâ€™s lackluster performance and demotion to the bench after a dismal 2015 season.