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Just days before the Super Bowl,a mural of Colin Kaepernick was destroy in Atlanta. Fabian Williams, the artist who painted the mural, posted the video to his Instagram account saying that “the timing is mad suspicious.” Watch the video below.
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The first day of @atlsuperbowl53 weekend and the #kaeplanta (1st potrait of @kaepernick7), #WakandaAli (portrait of Muhammad Ali as T’challa) mural and building it was on are completely demolished as of this morning. I found out as I’m going to do an interview with @npr about another mural on Fair St at @marddys down the block. Think about that. The way they kick off the celebration if the @NFL most watched event, they tear down the building with their most talked about professional athlete without a job, Colin Kaepernick. What did he kneel for? Inequality. Human rights. That’s the symbol that they just demolished during their celebration. Timing is important and it’s a message. #Atlanta #civilrights #kaepernick #BlackPanther #tchallaAli
Kaepernick, former NFL player, became a voice for racial injustice when he began to kneel as a form of protest during the US national anthem before every game. Due to this protest, it has led other NFL players to also follow suit.
The mural was of Kaepernick wearing an Atlanta Falcons uniform, which was painted on an abandoned building in 2017, the same year that Kaepernick left the San Francisco 49ers.
There is no word as to who destroyed the mural.