(WXYZ) — Garth Brooks played to a sold-out Ford Field on Saturday and rocked a Barry Sanders jersey the entire show, but some fans were angry on Instagram after thinking it was support for Bernie Sanders.
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The photo shows Brooks from behind as he prepares to take the stage with the back of the jersey showing "Sanders 20," as Barry wore the number 20.
– "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. 🤦♀️"
– "If that’s Bernie shirt I just lost a lot of respect for you!"
– "If this is for Bernie Sanders, I'm done with you. I thought you were a true American that loves Our Country?"
– "Sorry Garth.. don't think so. Just stick to music.
– "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!"
– "I wish you would’ve kept your political preferences to yourself. Peace out."
– "Glad to see Garth is feeling the Bern!"
– "GARTH FOR BERINE SANDERS 2020! Thanks Garth!
Other fans were quick to jump in and let them know it was for Barry Sanders
– "for all you uncultured people that no nothing about football in the slightest. it’s BARRY Sanders. so y’all can chill with the hate. this barry and garth deserve nothing but respect✊"
– "He’s wearing a BARRY SANDERS JERSEY. The GREATEST RUNNING BACK OF ALL TIME AND A DETROIT LION"
Barry responded on Friday afternoon.