The stabbing victim of the poster for Black Lives Matters at the Super Bowl has broken his silence to tell of his own ordeal.
The death of Mario Woods, who was shot by police in San Francisco in December, was thrust onto the world stage when Beyoncé's backup dancers held up a sign demanding 'justice' and making a black power salute.
But now the man whose stabbing set in motion the chain of events which ended with Woods being shot has gone public to tell Daily Mail Online what really happened.
Marcel Gardner, who is under a police witness protection order, decided to break his silence to tackle claims that Woods, 26, had not stabbed anyone before his death.
Gardner also made clear that he does not condone the police shooting, but said that it was right for the full truth to be known.