"If this is for Bernie Sanders, I'm done with you", one user said.
Garth Brooks-whose solo album sales are the highest in US history, with 148 million sold records, and are second overall only to The Beatles - responded with a similarly friendly message, saying that he would "run any race" with Barry. "So sad. We don't pay good money for anything other than to watch you perform". So the possibility does exist that Brooks was actually wearing a regular Barry Sanders jersey and not a custom-made Bernie Sanders jersey.
Although Brooks' post seemingly made it very clear he was simply full of appreciation for Detroit, some of his followers thought the jersey carried a very different message.
"Garth, I can't believe you are wearing a jersey for a communist", wrote one forlorn Instagrammer, disparaging the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in this year's presidential race. In 2017, he said he would have preformed at President Donald Trump's inauguration had he not had a scheduling conflict.
"Weird. That a millionaire would like a socialist".
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Another wrote, "If this is truly Garth, you just lost a fan".
According to Michigan Live, during the concert he told the crowd that he wore the jersey not only because he was preforming where the Lions play, but also because both he and Sanders went to Oklahoma State University.
"YEAH GARTH BERNIE 2020", one user wrote.
However, less educated fans missed that completely and assumed the jersey was worn in support of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
The New Yorker called him "country music's most famous liberal voice" and his politics "broadly progressive". "And may God hold Trump's hand in the decisions that he makes in this country's name as well". "I love this man ... it's an honor to wear this jersey". - "I wish you would've kept your political preferences to yourself".