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Texas Lounge Uses Colin Kaepernick’s Jersey as a Doormat

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San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick started a silent protest by not standing during the national anthem before football games, and sports fans haven’t been afraid to share their opinions on the matter. Even a lounge in League City, Texas has made headlines for their decision to make Kaepernick’s jersey a doormat to their business.

The Man Cave Cigar Lounge got the idea to tape down the No.7 jersey outside of their entrance after a customer suggested it. They “installed” the jersey on September 2, but it wasn’t until September 10 that people really took notice when a customer, Chad Melanson, posted a photo of it on their Facebook page. The post spread quickly and sparked heated debates.

According to the Houston Chronicle, “A fierce, contentious and often-NSFW debate rages in the post’s comment section, but Denny said The Man Cave’s clientele have been overwhelmingly approving. He attributes the response to his older, conservative customer base and said he’s even had new customers stop in who heard about the cigar lounge through the Facebook post.”

The owner of The Man Cave Cigar Lounge doesn’t plan on taking up the jersey anytime soon despite the negative reviews on Yelp and continuing controversy.