Update: Someone places bid on kid’s signed Kaepernick jersey
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Thursday — Cole Brooks decided to take his jersey off his bedroom wall and place it on Ebay, following Kaepernick’s controversial move to sit during the National Anthem.
It is currently going for $500 and all of the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
After KUSI reported the story Wednesday, someone decided to place a bid on the jersey.
The auction will close in five days.
Wednesday — When the Chargers play host to the San Francisco 49ers Thursday night, you can bet much of the nation will be watching quarterback Colin Kaepernick, specifically what he is expected to do on the sidelines.
So far, he has refused to stand during the playing of the National Anthem.
Kaepernick said it’s his way of protesting the oppression of black people and people of color in America.
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder, Kaepernick said in an interview.
While some burned the quarterback’s jersey, one little boy took a much different approach.
Cole Brooks, 10, received a Kaepernick Jersey after his father won it for him at a school fundraiser, but is now selling the jersey on eBay.
Following the incident that got nationwide attention, Brooks said, "I removed my signed and framed Colin Kaepernick jersey from my room and I am selling it to the highest bidder. 100 percent of purchase, starting at $500 will be paid directly to the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that reaches out to wounded service members and their families."
So if Kaepernick chooses to remain seating during the National Anthem Thursday night at Qualcomm Stadium, he’ll do so on a night completely dedicated to the military, featuring Navy SEALS parachuting in and a special performance by Marine Corps Band.
Thursday marks the 28th year the Chargers will salute the U.S. Military, so things could definitely get interesting when the National Anthem in played.
As fans around the country are burning, defacing, ripping and shredding their Colin Kaepernick jerseys in response to his refusal to stand for the National Anthem last Friday, one 10-year-old boy has taken a different approach.
To bid on Brooks’ Kaepernick jersey on eBay, click here.