Recently Sio Moore took note of the fact that he could not find a Raider Image store in the Bay Area that carried his jersey. Raider Image is the official store for the Oakland Raiders and as a standout linebacker and member of the All Rookie team a season ago, he feels like they should carry his jersey.
He's probably right, too.
While up until recently underachieving top pick running back Darren McFadden -- who surpassed 1000 yards just once in seven seasons with the Raiders and up until last season had never been healthy an entire season -- had jerseys on every shelf across the country and even overseas.
Fans should be able to head on down to their local Raider Image and get the jersey of one of the team's few standout players in recent years.
Moore took to Twitter to vent his frustrations after he said a young child came to him crying that she was unable to find his jersey in stores.
Little girl was crying because she couldn't get my jersey... Fckin crazy to me not one Raider store in the bay has my Jersey. Says a lot.— Sio Moore (@MrOakTown55) April 17, 2015
It's always bothered me that jersey situation but that 4 yr old baby really made the issue strike a nerve with me.— Sio Moore (@MrOakTown55) April 17, 2015
I literally didn't know what to tell that little girl She's turning 5 in 5 days & she wanted a jersey and I had no clue what to say to her— Sio Moore (@MrOakTown55) April 17, 2015
Going on 3 years out here and not one Raider Image store has my jersey. Not Fckin one... Toss y'all sick— Sio Moore (@MrOakTown55) April 17, 2015
Then Sio said if the Raiders don't want his jersey in stores, he'd buy some online and personally make them available to fans. Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater chimed in with his support.
@MrOakTown55 I'm saying we might have to do that just bought a couple online too— Rod Streater (@rodstreater80) April 17, 2015
Always one to appreciate his fans, Moore then vowed to meet up with fans with jerseys and T-shirts with the added bonus of his autograph on them.
Give me some time to order a good amount up... I'll let you know where yall can meet in the bay to get a signed 55 jersey and some tees— Sio Moore (@MrOakTown55) April 17, 2015
Or if you already have one of his jerseys, he said just send them to Raiders HQ with return postage and he'll sign it and send it back.
If yall got My Jersey and want it signed. Send it to the facility with postage back and I'll sign em for you ✊ #PutOn— Sio Moore (@MrOakTown55) April 17, 2015
If you ever wondered why Sio Moore is a fan favorite, here's a perfect example of why. Hard to imagine if he goes out and has another great season as he did as a rookie, those Raider Image stores won't start carrying his jersey.