The Journey of John Henson’s Game-Worn Jersey
Last Friday, North Carolina and Michigan State played in the Carrier Classic, which took place on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson. Besides acting as the official start to the college basketball season, the game also acted a celebration of Veteran’s Day, acknowledging those who those who fight for the United States.
Besides playing on a floating military installation, both schools adopted a camouflage design for the jerseys they wore during the game. After the game was finished, apparently, North Carolina player, John Henson, gave his jersey to a “wounded veteran” who attended the Carrier Classic. Now, however, the jersey in question is appearing on eBay, much to Henson’s consternation.
The auction, which has been ended by the seller.
, offered Henson’s “game used” jersey for the low, low starting bid of 99 cents.
There were zero bidders. Corrected in the comments.
Once Henson learned of jersey’s auction, he responded like most of the free world does nowadays, with his social platform of choice, of course. In this case, Henson turned to Twitter to voice his displeasure:
Whoever is selling my jersey I gave to a wounded veteran from the ship is not cool at all… smh..
Hopefully he is selling it for a good cause…but on another note..ITS A GREAT DAY TO BE A TARHEEL!!!!!!!!! LOL
Does Henson have a right to be disappointed in the now-ended auction, or is this a case of once he gives his jersey away, he has no say over what happens to it? While the second position is probably the most accurate, Henson’s disappointment is understandable, and refreshing. He wanted his jersey to go to a wounded vet, not someone looking to make a quick buck.
Unfortunately, the recipient had other ideas. One wonders, however, if Henson’s reaction played a part in the auction being taken down? Or was it the complete lack of bids that influenced the decision?