Artist Fabian Williams has set up a GoFundMe page in response to the demolition of Atlanta’s Colin Kaepernick mural.
The mural of Kaepernick standing next to Muhammad Ali was created on the side of an abandoned building that was demolished ahead of the Super Bowl on Sunday. The Mural showed Kaepernick in an Atlanta Falcons Uniform.
“I just happened to be driving by when they were doing it and it took a minute for me to mentally recognize that it was happening,” Williams told the AJC. “Symbols matter man. You destroyed the whole building it was on? If I were an interpreter of performance art, what message would you take from that?”
Williams has created murals all over the city, including one of civil rights leader Hosea Williams.
A former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick took a knee on during the National Anthem in 2016 in protest of police brutality and racial injustice, sparking controversy.
Kaepernick hasn’t been signed by an NFL team since 2017, inspiring Williams to paint a mural of the former player in an Atlanta Falcons uniform.
“I thought Atlanta, because of our civil rights history, would be a perfect place for him,” Williams said.
At the time of publication, the GoFundMe fundraiser had raised $10,356, exceeding its $10,000 goal.