Colin Kaepernick's jersey becomes one of the most popular in the NFL after anthem snub

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback is expected to start the season on the bench

Colin Kaepernick's jersey becomes one of the most popular in the NFL after anthem snub

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It looks like the tides are changing in support of Colin Kaepernick. 

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has refused to stand for the American national anthem in recent weeks during pre-season games. The 28-year-old was originally widely lambasted for his actions.

ESPN have revealed that fans are beginning to support Kaepernick for his actions. The quarterback's jersey is now the second-most popular in America.

While jersey-sales are not a definitive ranking about a player's popularity, it can be an accurate gauge into the public's perception of a player.

After a pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers, Kaepernick infamously said he could not "show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour". 

A source to ESPN, the San Francisco 49ers website sold more Kaepernick jerseys and products in the past week, than it had in the previous two months combined.

The former SuperBowl quarterback is not expected to start the season for the 49ers, but it looks like he may continue to be one of the more famous and decisive players in the NFL.