Garth Brooks posted a picture of himself in a Sanders jersey after his packed show Saturday night in Detroit, which created a bit of misguided outrage and confusion online.
Brooks wore the No. 20 jersey of former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders -- a football legend in the city and NFL Hall of Famer -- which caused some of his Instagram followers to mistakenly attack him for being a Bernie Sanders supporter.
One person wrote, "Barry Sanders Good grief. 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."
"Lost some respect w that jersey," another wrote.
Some of his other Instagram followers decided to correct the misguided attacks.
One wrote, "I’m going out on a limb here... he’s a football fan and it’s a Barry Sanders jersey. CRAZY I know."
The NFL legend was honored during the concert.
Still, some of Bernie Sanders supporters also chimed in to support Brooks after seeing the photo
One wrote, "Love the Sanders jersey! Feel the Bern!"