A Colin Kaepernick Jersey Got This Kid An XBox

The stuff of fairytales can be true. Just ask Jaden Watts. According to a report in the Washington Post, Watts walked into GameStop in a shopping mall in Virginia and his Colin Kaepernick 49ers jersey got the attention of Washington Redskins running backs Keith Marshall and Rob Kelley who complimented him for his shirt.

Watts had wandered into the store to price an Xbox One. When he saw the price, he said he would have to save up to get it. Those words were overheard by Marshall, who asked his teammate if he would join him in buying one for Watts.

Kelley told the Washington Post, “I was cool with it.” He wished someone would’ve done something like that for him when was growing up. “His family is probably able to do whatever they want, but everybody is not able to have the stuff that we have the luxury of having…To make an impact on somebody, I have no problem with it.”

When they offered to buy it for Watts, he excitedly rushed to find his grandmother who was getting her makeup done in the story next door. He told her two men wanted to by him an Xbox. She told the Washington Post she was skeptical and worse, worried that the men might have less than honorable intentions. She went to GameStop with Watts and he introduced his grandmother to him. She, like Jaden didn’t know who they were.

Marshall asked Saundra if they could buy her son an Xbox. Saundra told the Washington Post, “I was like, ‘Really?’ Now mind you, I didn’t know they were Redskins, and neither did Jaden.”

She was shocked when Marshall told her who they were. Not only did they buy him an Xbox, but a copy of NBA 2K18. They took a photo, hug, exchanged phone numbers and said goodbyes. Christmas came early for Jaden when he woke up the next day he told his grandmother he had a dream that he was in GameStop and two Redskins players bought him an Xbox.

She told the Washington Post she said, “That wasn’t a dream dodo, that really happened.”

Jaden wasn’t just wearing the jersey because Kaepernick is a superstar.  Jaden told the Washington Post that he liked how Kaepernick wasn’t afraid to show what he thought. Kneeling during the national anthem to protest racism and brutality last season, an act which has left without a team to play for has turned into a national debate and drama between President Trump and the NFL.  Jaden gives Kaepernick props for actions. He told theWashington Post, “He risked getting fired, which was a big thing. I wouldn’t even do that, but he did, and I really like him for standing out. I don’t know if people agree with it, but he just doesn’t care what people say and that’s inspired me and probably inspired other people.”

 

 

Facebook Comments

Tags:

  • Show Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Jordan Peele Reveals Title of Next Film; Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss Eyed to Star (EXCLUSIVE)

By Justin Kroll @krolljvar CREDIT: REX SHUTTERSTOCK Following the enormous success of his directorial debut “Get ...

Regina King Was Awesome in Seven Seconds. Seven Seconds Was Not As Awesome As Regina King

This post was originally published on this site ****SPOILER ALERT****THIS WRITE-UP WILL HAVE SPOILERS.**** ...

Black on Campus – More than a Hashtag

This post was originally published on this siteLast week I was in Washington, D.C., ...

A Live Look at ‘America’s Most Livable City’

This post was originally published on this site According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, ...

10 Free and Thoughtful Father’s Day Gift Ideas

This post was originally published on this siteAs Father’s Day quickly approaches, many of ...

Actor Terry Crews Reveals He Was Sexually Assaulted By Hollywood Executive

It’s not just women who are sexually harassed and sexually assaulted in Hollywood. In ...

Entrepreneurial Ingenue Ariana Pierce Is a Superstar—and Wants to Make You One, Too

This post was originally published on this site Twenty-five-year-old CEO Ariana Pierce is going ...

Chris Hemsworth Thinks That One Of The ‘Thor’ Movies Is Only ‘Meh’

This post was originally published on this site Marvel Before Chris Hemsworth started cashing ...