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Garth Brooks Attacked on Twitter for ‘Sanders’ Jersey

Garth Brooks hit the stage in Detroit wearing the jersey of retired Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders. However, the photo he posted backstage confused some of his fans. Because of the name “Sanders” and the jersey number 20, they thought the shirt was meant to convey support for Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, who at the time was embroiled in a race with former Vice President Joe Biden for the right to run against President Trump as a Democratic challenger for this year’s presidential election.

"Good grief," responded one Instagram user. "Can’t you just do what you get paid to do? 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."

While there were plenty Garth Brooks fans online to correct the mistaken assumption, there were also more than a few Bernie Sanders supporters happy to play along:

"Welp. Looks like @garthbrooks just became my favorite country singer!” wrote another user, concluding, “#FeelTheBern2020."

Even Barry Sanders himself got in on the fun. “Hey @garthbrooks you wanna be my VP? #Number20for2020.”

Possible Preaching Angle:

When we get caught up in instant outrage, we run the risk of looking foolish; instead, a better posture is to continually seek understanding as we seek to be peacemakers for the gospel of Jesus.


Author, “Garth Brooks wears 'Sanders' shirt at Michigan show, gets attacked online” FoxNews.com (2-28-20)

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