The internet is buzzing about a picture from San Jose which shows what appears to be a Colin Kaepernick doll hanging by the neck on a chain at the back of a truck.
Joanna Acevedo tweeted out the picture late on Tuesday afternoon from a Safeway gas station in South San Jose with the caption, "Car with a lynched Colin Kaepernick Doll in San Jose, CA. And they swear Bay Area is free of hate."
Kaepernick, who played quarterback for the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers, sparked controversy in 2016 by refusing to stand for the national anthem in protest of police violence and what he called social injustice.
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick said. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."
Levi's Stadium, where the San Francisco 49ers play, is located in the nearby South Bay city of Santa Clara.
Acevedo's post has been liked by nearly 4-thousand people and retweeted close to 3-thousand times.