The Carrier Classic was everything that is right about today’s world. There was no talk of suspensions, extra benefits, or academic ineligibility; or the economy, foreign wars and social unrest.
After such a beautiful event, it seems to have taken a turn for the worse.
After the game, North Carolina center John Henson gave his game-worn jersey to a veteran aboard the ship.
Now, an unnamed person is trying to sell that uniform.
“Whoever is selling my jersey I gave to a wounded veteran from the ship is not cool at all… smh…” Henson tweeted earlier today.
It turns out someone took to eBay and is auctioning off the Henson jersey for more than $1500. Once Henson mentioned it in a tweet, though, the auction suddenly was taken down from the site.
Matt Norlander screen grabbed the page though, which you can see above.
It’s presumably not the veteran Henson gave the jersey to; someone must have gotten hold of the jersey along the way and tried to swing a profit off of it. If it was the veteran selling it, then it's just a poor move for sentimental value. This was a historic game and should be remembered.
If it was a middleman trying to profit off of the game, that’s disgusting.