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Colin Kaepernick's '#ImWithKap' jerseys sell out just hours after going on sale

Chris Cwik
Yahoo Sports
Colin Kaepernick will sell jerseys for a good cause. (AP Photo)

It’s been an active couple of days for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. A week after becoming the face of Nike’s latest ad campaign, the 30-year-old decided to sell some jerseys for a good cause.

Kaepernick announced Monday that he’s selling “#ImWithKap” jerseys on his website.


That pre-sale didn’t last long. The jerseys sold out just hours after Kaepernick made the announcement.


Why was Colin Kaepernick selling ‘#ImWithKap’ jerseys?

Demand was high, and Kaepernick knew it. Kaepernick’s new Nike ad may have made some angry, but a fair amount of people said they were more willing to buy from the company after seeing his commercial. That’s exactly what happened, as the jerseys quickly sold out.

More importantly, Kaepernick is donating the proceeds from the jerseys to the the Know Your Rights Campaign. He initially posted that 20 percent would go to the Campaign in his tweet, but Kaepernick’s Instagram says all proceeds will benefit the foundation.

What is the Know Your Rights Campaign?

It is a “free campaign for youth founded by Colin Kaepernick to raise awareness on self-empowerment,” according to the Know Your Rights Campaign’s website.

Where can you purchase ‘#ImWithKap’ jerseys?

Jerseys were available on Kaepernick’s website. An adult jersey costs $174.99. A youth jersey is $99.99. If you were able to order one, it will be shipped Oct. 5.

What’s next for Colin Kaepernick?

Kaepernick will continue his fight against the NFL. The league’s attempt to dismiss the case was denied by a judge, meaning Kaepernick’s grievance can proceed.

Until then, he’ll continue raising and donating money to social justice campaigns and tweeting support for NFL players who continue to kneel.

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Chris Cwik is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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