Garth Brooks caused quite a stir by donning a Barry Sanders jersey for a recent show in Detroit, Mich.
Social media users who clearly aren’t familiar with the football great mistook the country superstar’s wardrobe choice for a political statement, posting angry comments on Brooks’ photo and going viral in the process.
According to MLive, Brooks performed at Detroit’s Ford Field on Saturday night (Feb. 22) wearing a Detroit Lions jersey with Sanders’ name and number (No. 20) on the back.
“I was lucky enough to be an athlete and to wear the same uniform as this guy wore in college. I was lucky to go to school with him,” Brooks shared with the crowd in Detroit (both Brooks and Sanders, a Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, went to college at Oklahoma State University).
Now Barry has responded.
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