Country superstar Garth Brooks took the stage in Detroit this past weekend to do a show singing many of his greatest hits.
While performing, he wore a Barry Sanders jersey, honoring one of the greatest ever players for the Detroit Lions who he also happened to know in college.
Unfortunately for Brooks, who posted a photo to Instagram of himself in the jersey, many Trump supporters misinterpreted his apparel as an endorsement of 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders.
Many of Brooks's fans began attacking him for his "political" preferences!
Facebook forgot who Barry Sanders is and is freaking out at Garth Brooks for wearing a jersey and I’m dying. https://t.co/wVfAKU7Cn1— Jason Vincent (@Jason Vincent)1582841250.0
During the concert, Brooks made a point of explaining his jersey, saying:
"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. You guys got the greatest player in NFL history in my opinion in this jersey. I love this man."
People are trying to help, but it seems others don’t like to research so much? https://t.co/BddZIfj8ZL— Jason Vincent (@Jason Vincent)1582842955.0
But it was too little too late for Brooks's many Trump supporting fans.
Garth Brooks wearing a Barry Sanders jersey In Detroit loses fans because his MAGA fans think it’s a Bernie Sanders… https://t.co/y0ht96gAho— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1582893696.0
We live in a world where morons are so blinded by their political beliefs and biases that they jumped to the conclu… https://t.co/DHykcoQ09W— RA (@RA)1582892917.0
Trump fans denouncing Garth Brooks cause they think a Barry Sanders Jersey is a Bernie jersey https://t.co/NRRmIKancD— Habitual Line-Stepper (@Habitual Line-Stepper)1582893800.0
The news has definitely taken a strange turn as of late.
People are avoiding Corona beer because of the Coronavirus? People are mad at Garth Brooks for wearing a Barry San… https://t.co/ujOBPIKsod— Bex Lam, PharmD (@Bex Lam, PharmD)1582901888.0
Barry Sanders himself even chimed in to help Brooks out.
Hey @garthbrooks, want to be my VP? #Number20for2020 https://t.co/qPhw0lSFCD— Barry Sanders (@Barry Sanders)1582909970.0
Many wondered what the world would look like if Bernie had played for the Lions.
@BarrySanders @rjboccomino @garthbrooks https://t.co/IfwHve685c— Brent Henderson (@Brent Henderson)1582910955.0
@sportingnews Wait til the news gets out. 😂😂 https://t.co/SS6fzSoxov— 🌎 ALEX-STABLISHMENT🇺🇸 (@🌎 ALEX-STABLISHMENT🇺🇸)1582899374.0
Beyond awesome: Garth Brooks wears a Barry Sanders jersey in Detroit. Some fans think he’s voting for Bernie Sander… https://t.co/UfziWitVg7— Darren Rovell (@Darren Rovell)1582909816.0
Even if Brooks WAS endorsing Bernie for President, many thought the backlash against him was a bit unfair.
@jasoncvincent @ByTimGraham I love the people yelling at him for getting political, and to stick to music, as if he… https://t.co/pa2qp4BWcO— Liam McMullen (@Liam McMullen)1582898510.0
@jasoncvincent honestly the internet has single handly dropped the collective IQ of humanity by at least ten points… https://t.co/y6erw0QfCk— Cory Jankoski (@Cory Jankoski)1582847711.0
If you don't know about Barry Sanders, you need to rethink many of your life choices.
@jasoncvincent I don’t care if you lean left or right. If you don’t know who Barry Sanders is, you are unqualified… https://t.co/LzM5LQeMQX— CFerrell (@CFerrell)1582856828.0
Garth Brooks wasn't endorsing Bernie Sanders...but after being attacked by an army of Trump supporters, he just might.