Garth Brooks ripped online by confused fans for wearing Barry Sanders jersey

Garth Brooks wore a Barry Sanders jersey to a recent concert in Detroit, leading to some of his online followers mistakenly believing the country music icon was showing support for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenate GOP blocks defense bill, throwing it into limbo This week: Congress starts year-end legislative sprint Restless progressives eye 2024 MORE (I-Vt.).

Barry Sanders is a former NFL running back for the Detroit Lions who is now in the NFL Hall of Fame.

Brooks, 58, is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where Sanders won the Heisman trophy. Brooks also was a student-athlete, having attended OSU on a track scholarship.

The reaction to Brooks wearing a Sanders jersey prompted outrage on Instagram and Facebook, most of which seemingly coming from supporters of President TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE.

"Can’t you just do what you get paid to do ???? Why 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," one wrote.

“G is a Democrat socialist!” wrote another person.

“If this is for Bernie Sanders, I’m done with you. I thought you were a true American that loves Our Country?” wrote another.

“Weird. That a millionaire would like a socialist. Hey Garth are you going to distribute your millions?” asked another.

Brooks has lauded Barry Sanders in the past, with the Saturday concert being no exception.

"I was lucky enough to be an athlete and to wear the same uniform as this guy wore in college," Brooks told the crowd of 70,000 in reference to Sanders. "I was lucky to go to school with him. You guys got the greatest player in NFL history in my opinion in this jersey. I love this man.”