Artist Trey Wilder’s trending six-foot-high, Get Out-inspired mural of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was spray painted by vandals days after debuting.
The Arlington native created this art piece last week in response to Prescott saying, “I never protest during the anthem, and I don’t think that’s the time or place to do so.”
Wilder’s artistic expression served as his own personal interpretation of Prescott’s interview and the recent NFL protests.
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“I can kind of understand where (Prescott) is coming from as a football player,” Wilder told NBCDFW. “But as a black man, I don’t agree with it.”
Not too long after creating it, a vandal used blue spray paint to cover Prescott’s sunken eyes and to add media and George Soros references around the image.
“I didn’t even think it would last this long,” Wilder said. “This is a place where people come and paint right over it.”