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Days after Colin Kaepernick reached his settlement with the NFL, Nike paid tribute to the athlete and activist with a special-edition football jersey called “True to 7.”
The shirt is decked with homages to the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, featuring “KAEPERNICK” and the number “7” in white upon an otherwise all-black shirt.
Taking to Twitter, Kaepernick announced the jersey’s arrival. stating it’s intended “For those true to themselves on and off the field. Proudly, unapologetically and against all odds. This is only the beginning.”
For those true to themselves on and off the field. Proudly, unapologetically and against all odds. This is only the beginning. #TrueTo7 https://t.co/[email protected] @JRFoundation @peaceplayers @PowerPlayNYC pic.twitter.com/1sf4Nogs4g
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) February 20, 2019
Clearly, many fans were here for that message. Kaepernick revealed in a follow-up post that hours after the design dropped, it’s already out of stock. However, Nike will be releasing another batch, so stay tuned.
The Nike Kaepernick Icon Jersey is out of stock! Thank you to everyone that took the time out of their day to pick one up. I am humbled and appreciate all your continued support. Check the link in the bio to be notified for the next drop! #TrueTo7
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— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) February 21, 2019
Of course, this isn’t the first time Nike has shown huge support for Kaepernick, he was recently the face of the brand’s 30th anniversary campaign.
Per a statement from a Nike spokesperson, “We believe Colin Kaepernick is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward.”