How NFL running back Justin Jackson became an unexpected star of the left

The Los Angeles Charger is focused on his game during the season. Beyond that, he dreams of a Bernie Sanders presidency

Even in an era of anthem protests and White House boycotts, there is something about Justin Jackson that feels like a new mold for the politically energized athlete.

Jackson, a running back for the Los Angeles Chargers, has spent the first two years of his NFL career operating in a reserve role in one of the deepest backfields in the league. But in the most left-wing corners of Twitter, Jackson has become an overnight star, trucking over centrist Democrats and neoliberals with a zeal usually accompanied by a rose emoji.

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