Barry Sanders reacts to comically erroneous Garth Brooks scandal
Garth Brooks was erroneously raked over the coals on social media by a certain segment of the Twitterverse due to confusion over his decision to recently don a Barry Sanders jersey.
After watching the country music icon wrongly — not to mention comically — vilified, the Detroit Lions legend has surfaced to react to the ridiculous controversy.
It all started with a dispatch from Brooks on Instagram in which he’s wearing the aforementioned Sanders jersey.
Brooks was merely thanking fans in Detroit in the post — having performed in concert at Ford Field on the night in question — and the Sanders jersey was simply worn in honor of the Lions icon.
This was somehow missed by the social media reactionaries, who instead accused Brooks of endorsing Bernie Sanders, who of course is currently running for president as a Democrat.
The Sanders nameplate on the jersey along with the number 20 — incorrectly interpreted as a reference to 2020 — was all it took for a huge social media meltdown by individuals who clearly aren’t supporters of Sanders’ potential candidacy.
Facebook forgot who Barry Sanders is and is freaking out at Garth Brooks for wearing a jersey and I’m dying. pic.twitter.com/wVfAKU7Cn1— Jason Vincent (@jasoncvincent) February 27, 2020
Beyond awesome: Garth Brooks wears a Barry Sanders jersey in Detroit. Some fans think he’s voting for Bernie Sanders in ‘20 pic.twitter.com/L9jLOkPjyg— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 28, 2020
On Friday, Sanders — the former football player, not the politician — capitalized on the absurd situation by delivering a brilliant tweet that was delightfully on point.
Hey @garthbrooks, want to be my VP? #Number20for2020 https://t.co/qPhw0lSFCD— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) February 28, 2020
Sanders wins the day. Again, the Lions legend, not the Senator from Vermont.