Colin Kaepernick announced on Monday that the “#ImWithKap” jerseys he was selling on his website sold out within hours.
“Thank you to each and every one of you that have supported this journey,” the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback said on Instagram Monday night. “The Official Limited Edition #IMWITHKAP jersey released today instantly sold out!”
Kaepernick, who is best known now for sitting out the national anthem during games to protest social injustice, made the announcement just hours after he had announced he was releasing the jersey for pre-sale.
The former NFL star initially said on Twitter he would be donating twenty percent of the earnings from the jerseys to the Know Your Rights Camp, which is a free campaign for youth funded by Kaepernick intended to “raise awareness on self-empowerment and interacting with law enforcement.”
Official #IMWITHKAP Jerseys available for PRE-SALE now! Limited Edition. 20% of all proceeds go to @yourrightscamp. Thank you for your continued support! Shop at https://t.co/xr8M9wiOiq. Link in bio. pic.twitter.com/wPwSvuY7yv— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 10, 2018
However, Kaepernick later announced on Instagram that he would be donating all proceeds to the youth campaign after the jerseys sold out.
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Thank you to each and every one of you that have supported this journey. The Official Limited Edition #IMWITHKAP jersey released today instantly sold out! ALL PROFITS will go to support @yourrightscamp! Sign up for our email newsletter at Kaepernick7.com and be the first to know what’s next!
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The jerseys are all-black and feature the letters "#IMWITHKAP" all-caps in white, which rests above a number 7, resembling the font that was used by the San Francisco 49ers. Youth-sized jerseys sold for $99.99 each and adult-sized jerseys sold for $174.99 each.
The former NFL star began selling the shirts a week after Nike announced Kaepernick would be the face of its latest ad campaign.
In the new Nike ad, Kaepernick says, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”
The ad prompted a whirlwind of criticism from conservatives, many of whom destroyed their Nike products and vowed to boycott the activewear brand. President Trump, a frequent critic of the anthem protests, also spoke out against the ad campaign.