Colin Kaepernick Has Highest-Selling NFL Jersey Since Anthem Protest Began

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Colin Kaepernick isn’t rising for a certain song anymore, but his jersey sales are because of that.

The San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback has thrust himself into headlines in recent weeks by refusing to stand during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the start of preseason NFL games.

The gesture has received a mixed bag of reactions around the nation, and has brought more attention to Kaepernick than when he started for the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.

NESN.com’s Rachel Holt explains how this added attention has led to an unlikely spike in the quarterback’s jersey sales. Check it out in the video above.

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