Garth Brooks Attacked for Wearing Bernie Sanders Jersey

Country music superstar Garth Brooks came under attack from some anti-Bernie Sanders people recently.

The reason was that Brooks wore a “Sanders” jersey during a concert in Detroit, Michigan.

The problem is it wasn’t a Bernie Sanders jersey it was Detroit Lions Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders’ jersey.


According to Fox News:

Country music legend Garth Brooks posted a picture of himself in a “Sanders” jersey after his packed show Saturday night in Detroit, which created a bit of misguided outrage and confusion online.

Brooks wore the No. 20 jersey of former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders – a football legend in the city and NFL Hall of Famer – which caused some of his Instagram followers to mistakenly attack him for being a Bernie Sanders supporter.

“Good grief,” one user responded. “Can’t you just do what you get paid to do ???? Why why why does it have to involve politics !!! So sad. We don’t pay good money for anything other than to watch you perform. ????Thought you were different.”

It’s not clear if they had political blinders on or simply weren’t big fans of football, but some of his other Instagram followers were tasked with correcting the misguided attacks.

Barry Sanders, arguably the greatest football player of all time, was honored during the concert.

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