Country fans confuse Garth Brooks wearing 'Sanders' jersey at concert as support for Bernie

Garth Brooks is getting blown up on social media for wearing a "Sanders" jersey during his show in Detroit.

Sam Masterson
February 28, 2020 - 9:24 am
Garth Brooks

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DETROIT (KMOX) - Current U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders probably doesn't get confused for a Hall of Fame running back very often. But a few fans of country singer Garth Brooks seem to have made that mistake. 

At his concert on Saturday night in Detroit, Brooks wore the jersey of one of the greatest NFL players of all time, Barry Sanders, who played his entire career for the Lions. 

The No. 20 jersey apparently caused some confusion on social media as some people took the photo Brooks shared of himself in the jersey as a sign of support for Sander's 2020 run for president. 

Detroit You carried me all night long But you always have I’m in love with you! love, g #GARTHinDETROIT

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The jersey had fans writing things like this on his Instagram post:

  • "Good grief. Can’t you just do what you get paid to do ???? Why why why does it have to involve politics !!! -- So sad. We don’t pay good money for anything other than to watch you perform. --Thought you were different."
  • "Nothing like supporting a communist to loss a few fans! How about going to a successful socialist country and doing some research? Oh yes, you can’t because there aren’t ANY successful socialist countries!""If that’s Bernie shirt I just lost a lot of respect for you!" 
  • "Love you, hate the shirt. Trump2020"
  • "Weird. That a millionaire would like a socialist. Hey Garth are you going to distribute your millions?"
  • "Sanders? Really? So out of touch!" 
  • "What are saying? Your a Communist or a Socialist. Either way your a loser. ❄️ Just threw out your cd --"
  • "I had no idea you were a big freaking liberal socialist! I've listened to your songs for the last time!"

Our partner station WWJ contributed to this report

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