Colin Kaepernick's 49ers jersey sales spike after national anthem protest

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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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