The Hill reports:
Garth Brooks wore a Barry Sanders jersey to a recent concert in Detroit, leading to some of his online followers mistakenly believing the country music icon was showing support for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Barry Sanders is a former NFL running back for the Detroit Lions who is now in the NFL Hall of Fame. Brooks, 58, is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where Sanders won the Heisman trophy. Brooks also was a student-athlete, having attended OSU on a track scholarship.
The reaction to Brooks wearing a “Sanders” jersey prompted outrage on Instagram and Facebook, most of which seemingly coming from supporters of Trump.
MAGA people think Garth Brooks is wearing a Bernie Sanders jersey and its truly a sight to behold pic.twitter.com/C3Lzg0FUWR
— Barstool News Network (@BarstoolNewsN) February 28, 2020
There appears to be some confusion…https://t.co/Q55oCKa1Jl
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) February 28, 2020
This is currently the top comment on a Fox News article about Garth Brooks wearing a Barry Sanders jersey: pic.twitter.com/vWF1wyUtqt
— 🔥Johnny Danger Reppin the 606🔥 (@K_NoiseWaterMD) February 28, 2020
Garth Brooks Gets Called “Big Freaking Liberal Socialist” Because He Wore a Barry Sanders Jersey In Detroit (in a related story, I own a Barry Sanders 1992 away jersey): https://t.co/04s0iN4wh7
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) February 28, 2020
— New York Post (@nypost) February 28, 2020
One fan said: “If this is for Bernie Sanders, I’m done with you. I thought you were a true American that loves Our Country?”https://t.co/jsaNtScRW8
— WXYZ Detroit (@wxyzdetroit) February 28, 2020
Country Fans Confused By Garth Brooks’ Barry Sanders Jersey, Think It’s For Bernie Sanders — “I had no idea you were a big freaking liberal socialist!” —https://t.co/r72FYikI49 pic.twitter.com/FuWQZtDSnc
— 97.1 The Ticket (@971theticketxyt) February 28, 2020