Colin Kaepernick is still in very high demand — at least when it comes to his jersey.
Nike offered up a special limited edition CK7 jersey on its website early Thursday morning — and within seconds, they were sold out!!!
The jersey — called The Icon 2.0 — commemorates the 4 year anniversary of Colin’s kneeling demonstration in the NFL.
If the jersey looks familiar, it’s because LeBron James wore the “triple back” uni on his way to Game 5 of the Lakers’ playoff series with the Houston Rockets last week.
The jersey retails for $150 a pop — but minutes after they flew off of the Nike shelves, they were being offered up on resale sites like StockX and eBay for 3 times the original price!
In fact, one sold on StockX for $400 already — several more are being offered up in the $400 to $500 range.
It seems like the type of sales blitz that went down for the special Colin Kaepernick Air Force 1 sneaks back in 2019.
Colin posted about the special Nike jersey — saying, “Four years ago, I took a knee to protest against systemic racism and social injustice. It was that day that the number on my jersey would come to represent something greater than football, something greater than me.”
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“Since then, the number 7 jersey has become a symbol for advancing the liberation and well-being of Black & Brown communities. Thank you for staying True.”
Kaepernick seems to be doing well off the field — his Nike merch is in high demand and he’s been ranked as the top free-agent QB in the Madden 2021 video game.
But, on the field, there are still issues — he hasn’t received a single offer for a tryout from an NFL club, despite saying he still wants to play.
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