Knowing that fans wouldn't want to be wearing the jersey of someone arrested on murder charges, the Patriots made the right move by offering a jersey exchange for fans owning the now infamous jersey. Now that the two-day exchange is underway, we're seeing tweets of just how many people turned out.
Here's the list of authentic and replica jerseys offered. Sales associates say Wilfork definitely most popular. pic.twitter.com/XjtFHnJQ2n
— Austin Tedesco (@TedescoHeights) July 6, 2013
Options are rather limited unless you're exchanging a game replica jersey. Luckily, Tom Brady is on the exchange list in all four categories as is tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Photo: About 250 fans lined up outside Patriots Pro Shop for Aaron Hernandez jersey exchange pic.twitter.com/2OU7Z0TyCB
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) July 6, 2013
This is a mid-morning snapshot of the line at the stadium. While the crowd hasn't been overwhelming, it has been constant. Considering the size of the line, it's apparent many fans were ready to be rid of Hernandez's jersey.
Here is another picture of this very long line to exchange Aaron Hernandez jerseys. pic.twitter.com/JTtJaUc1iB
— Russ Goldman (@Russ_Goldman) July 6, 2013
This is another view of the line forming to exchange jerseys. The white tent in the distance is the exchange booth.