Kaepernick's Jersey Will Now Be on Display in the Museum of Modern Art

 

INJOIt appears the Museum of Modern Art wants to get in on the national anthem hoopla, despite the fact that — for the NFL, at least — it's proven to be nothing but bad news in the ratings department.

NFL ratings decreased after hundreds of NFL players decided to protest during the national anthem in late September in what was clearly a reaction to President Donald Trump, who suggested any athlete who took a knee during the ceremony should be fired.

And, as it turns out, most Americans don't take too kindly to millionaire athletes demonstrating during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Regardless, the Museum of Modern Art has decided to wade into the political maelstrom by displaying former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's jersey in its New York facility, as Quartz reported.

Kaepernick, who failed to sign a new NFL contract this season, began the protest during the national anthem in 2016 in an effort to highlight the perceived injustices against black Americans.

The decision to include his jersey was made by Stephanie Kramer, a research assistant at the museum and a fashion expert for the “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” exhibit.

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