Colin Kaepernick voted most disliked in NFL

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick maybe in hot water over his controversial actions, but his jersey sales are through the roof. Photo / AP
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick maybe in hot water over his controversial actions, but his jersey sales are through the roof. Photo / AP

Controversial San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was been voted the NFL's most disliked player.

Kaepernick, who has refused to stand for the the United States national anthem during the season, was the clear winner in a recent poll conducted by E-Poll Marketing Research, SI.com reports.

Kaepernick was "disliked a lot" by 29 percent of the 1,100 American surveyed. Two years ago when the last time the poll was taken, Kaepernick was only "disliked a lot" by 6 percent of those polled.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (22 percent), Miami Dolphins defensive end Ndamukong Suh (21 percent), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (13 percent) and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (10 percent) polled next after Kaepernick.

However being disliked has helped business in San Francisco.

According to the 49ers website, Kaepernick decision to protest the national anthem has boosted sales of his merchandise by a monumental amount.

Kaepernick has the best-selling jersey on the team. Before his protest, he was sixth all year.

- NZ Herald

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