Sales of Kaepernick's jersey have skyrocketed in the wake of his refusal to stand during the national anthem in protest of perceived wrongdoings against African-Americans and minorities in the U.S.
This was an especially risky financial decision for buyers considering that Kaepernick's job security was very much up in the air entering the weekend. I understand this probably wasn't, you know, the point, but warrants mentioning.
On Wednesday, Kaepernick thanked fans for showing him their support:
"I want to thank everyone who has shown me love and support, it truly means a lot! I wasn't expecting my jersey sales to jump to number one because of this, but it shows the people's belief that we can achieve justice and equality for ALL! The only way I can repay you for the support is to return the favor by donating all the proceeds I receive from my jersey sales back into the communities! I believe in the people, and WE can be the change!"