Colin Kaepernick’s jersey now 7th best seller in NFL

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick throws during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. A person with knowledge of the decision said quarterback Kaepernick has been told he won't start Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, for the 49ers, replaced by backup Blaine Gabbert. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, because the decision wasn't to be discussed publicly. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem apparently has made his San Francisco 49ers jersey very popular, no matter why people are buying.

The league’s 33rd best seller on draft day in April, Kaepernick’s jersey has been the seventh best seller in the NFL over the past week and third among quarterbacks behind only behind Cam Newton and Tom Brady, according to DICK’s Sporting Goods Jersey Report.

The 49ers backup quarterback, who wouldn’t stand for the anthem during the team’s preseason games, has cited racial injustice and police brutality among the many reasons for his protest and said he plans to continue into the regular season.

San Francisco opens the season Sept. 12 hosting the Los Angeles Rams.

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