Artist Salutes 49ers' Kaepernick in Oakland; 'We Got Your Back' - NBC Bay Area

Artist Salutes 49ers' Kaepernick in Oakland; 'We Got Your Back'

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    Artist salutes 49ers' Kaepernick in Oakland; 'We got your back'

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has received death threats and the dubious title of the most disliked player in the NFL this week.

    But there are plenty of people who like what Kaepernick has been doing, too: Not standing during the national anthem over issues of equity and police brutality.

    And now, the QB has an Oakland artist who's got his back.

    A muralist who signed the work "FLC" painted a striking image of Kaepernick on what appears to be the back of a garbage structure at 22nd Street and Telegraph Avenue. Across the athlete's face are the words "We Got Your Back." A mural of Ray Charles is on the other side of the wall, and the entire art piece is a block or two away from the Oakland Burmese Mission Baptist Church and a main thoroughfare in the downtown-to-Temescal district.

     

     

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