Carl Nassib’s jersey is the top-selling across Fanatics since his announcement

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Many casual NFL fans likely didn’t know who Carl Nassib was until Monday. Now, everybody knows his name.

Nassib made history when he announced in an Instagram post he is gay. The Raiders defensive end is the first openly gay active player in the NFL as Michael Sam never played in a regular-season game.

Nassib has received support from current players, former players, his team and the NFL the past 24 hours. Fans have shown their support with their wallets.

Nassib’s No. 94 jersey became the top-selling NFL jersey across the Fanatics network Monday and Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Nassib initially broke his news in a video. He later left a lengthy written post, explaining why it took him 15 years to tell the world and requesting others help play a part in reducing suicide rates within the LGBTQ community.

“I truly love my life and cannot understand why I have been blessed with so much,” Nassib said in part. “I feel especially thankful to have had so much support when many who came before — and many even now — do not. I stand on the shoulders of giants, incredible people who paved the way for me to have this opportunity. I do not know all the history behind our courageous LGBTQ community but I am eager to learn and to help continue the fight for quality and acceptance.”

26 responses to “Carl Nassib’s jersey is the top-selling across Fanatics since his announcement

  1. Good for him. It takes courage to go public with it the way he did. I’m sure the comments that follow on this story will only prove why it was courageous.

  2. i have never purchased the jersey of a player NOT on the team i support, regardless of sport. but that’s just me…
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    so instead of supporting the LGBT community by donating to an LGBT cause, they simply want to look like they support LGBT causes by making the NFL richer.
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    perception means more than reality

  3. FirstName LastName says:
    June 22, 2021 at 4:30 pm
    Good. And let the haters cry about it if they want.

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    Don’t worry there has been more than enough crying from haters like yourself who call other folks haters … better check that mirror before you talk next time. Thought it was equality for all , so now you think if folks don’t think your way they are haters , bought what I fiqured the whole thing is a joke.

  4. I could care less what his preferences may be,he won me over in the manner he went about it. Seems like a truly thankful, and humble person, who doesn’t take what he gets to do for a living for granted.

  5. “Don’t worry there has been more than enough crying from haters like yourself who call other folks haters … better check that mirror before you talk next time”
    ______________________________

    Lookin’ fine, feelin’ fine. This new jersey looks tight.

  6. I wondered how long before the REAL PFT commenters would arrive on these stories. Never change, mouth-breathers. Never change.

  7. I get its a big deal that he’s an active player, but no offense who cares

  8. Doesn’t mean much. Didn’t Tebow have the top selling jersey for awhile? How far has that got him?

  9. jjackwagon says:
    June 22, 2021 at 5:16 pm
    And thus the real reason he came out…$$$

    ………………….

    Think about the job security aspect of it….. let’s say he doesn’t play as well as his contract is worth…. No team would cut him now and risk that backlash

  10. Virtue signaling. Mr. Nassib donated about 1.1% of his average annual salary to the Trevor Project. You want to show support for his courage? Donate 0.5% of you average annual salary to the Trevor Project. That is likely to have a far greater impact on the lives of people than buying a football jersey. But at least with the jersey, people would know what an open minded guy you are.

  11. I notice no real numbers. For all we know he could be the leader with 5. It’s only been one day.

  12. Never understand this.
    If it shouldn’t “matter” than why an announcement?
    If race doesn’t “matter” than why the Fritz Pollard org.

    If it doesn’t than shut up and play.

  13. Fun fact: Carl Nassib is a registered Republican voter. Once that news gets widely circulated (it’s spreading now) there will never be another positive article on this platform or any other national sports platform about him.

  14. I’m honestly surprised a player hasn’t come out sooner. Even if they aren’t truly gay. You can dislike it but the truth of coming out leads to increased national attention and money. Nobody besides real football fans knew about Carl Nassib before yesterday.
    Now everybody knows who he is.

  15. I have no problem with any race… Hair color… Or sexual preference (as log as that preference isnt gear toward kids) but if everyone wants to be treated equally why do they have press conference to announce their sexuality??? I mean u dont see straight folks having a whole damn press conference to announce im straight. So if u wanna be like ev1 else why continue to make a spectacle

  16. candlestickkid says:
    Fun fact: Carl Nassib is a registered Republican voter. Once that news gets widely circulated (it’s spreading now) there will never be another positive article on this platform or any other national sports platform about him.
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    I don’t expect any right-wing media outlets to brag about this. In today’s political climate, they might even attack him. Which is yet another reason why this was a brave thing for him to do.

  17. So open minded. You can purchase your jersey on the corner of brave and stunning. Then you can openly stun the brave.

  18. As the first current gay player to come out he will have marketing opportunities for the rest of his life. As a business move it was brilliant.

  19. It’s possible to show support by wearing his jersey and also donating to the Trevor Project. These things aren’t mutually exclusive.

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