Bernie Sanders “joins” Jayson Tatum, Red Auerbach for photo – sort of

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Justin Quinn
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However you feel about the Vermont Senator and 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, if you’ve been online since Wednesday, it’s probably safe to assume you’ve seen the internet abuzz with a meme Sanders sitting in a chair at new President Joe Biden’s inauguration superimposed on … well, everything.

And now that has been extended to the Boston Celtics media sphere, with the Sanders meme getting a distinctly Celtic take. Older fans and fans with a bent for the team’s rich history know who the man immortalized in a bronze statue located outside of Quincy Market is, sitting on a bench while smoking an eternal bronze cigar.

That man, Arnold “Red” Auerbach, the architect of Celtic excellence from the 1950s onwards, has long been a popular photo opportunity for tourists and locals alike, including All-NBA Boston forward Jayson Tatum.

Someone in the team’s front office decided it would be a great moment to have Sanders “join” them, posting the result on the team’s Twitter account along with the words “New England Legends”.

Indeed.

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