Sprinkles Cupcakes shows support for NFL protesters, sparks controversy on social media

(FOX News) -- Sprinkles Cupcakes has sparked a political controversy after posting a photo on social media defending the NFL's "take a knee" protest, which has recently become a hot-button issue.

The bakery shared the photo on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts Sunday -- which shows their famous cupcakes spelling out the phrase "#TAKEAKNEE" along with a football and blue star -- to show their support for the controversial movement.

The polarizing photo prompted thousands of comments and political debate from people on both sides of the issue. Many denounced the bakery, threatening a boycott and sharing their disapproval, while others showed an outpouring of support and approval, claiming to love the bakery even more.

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