NEW YORK – An onlooker with a cell phone captured what appears to be Al Sharpton looking on as Al Sharpton talked to poor people in New York about “rising up against the man.” It appears in the photograph that there are two Al Sharptons. When asked afterwards about the oddity, Mr. Sharpton said that he does indeed have a “guardian angel” who looks after him that happens to look just like him. The onlooker who took the photograph said that a couple of moments after he snapped the shot the larger Sharpton cursed at the smaller Sharpton for not asking his audience to donate money before he left the stage.
“I don’t know if I’d call it a guardian angel” said the onlooker, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
“Sharpton was pretty pissed with himself. The two of them were going at it like cats in an alley. It spooked me. I ran!”
Sharpton said later that the onlooker was exaggerating the harshness of the words between he and himself.
“You think I’m going to say ugly things to my Mother’s son? I love that man! Sure we disagree. Who don’t disagree? I even disagreed with my Mother before. Does that mean I don’t love my Mother?”
Sharpton was seen just minutes later, wrestling with himself over a cab. Another onlooker said there were loud bursts of profanity and racial slurs.