Brooklyn Artist Draws Inspiration from Kaepernick

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Artist Jeff Rothberg's poster depicting San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick hangs in Brooklyn

A Brooklyn artist is using NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s protest against racism to influence his own guerilla campaigning.

Jeff Rothberg has been hanging posters reading “I Sit With Kaepernick” around Brooklyn neighborhoods, including Crown Heights and Williamsburg. Referencing Kaepernick’s decision to sit or kneel during the national anthem before the games, the posters take inspiration from classic football trading cards of the 1960s.

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Rothberg said Kaepernick’s message is relevant to all Americans regardless of race or creed.

“I just couldn’t understand why he was getting such a negative reaction for what he was standing up for,” said Rothberg. He said he believes that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s message is relevant to all Americans regardless of race or religion.

Having previously produced work during the presidential primaries, Rothberg said he plans to continue making more politically-themed artwork through the November presidential election.