Congrats to former San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick! All the controversy over kneeling or not kneeling during the national anthem during NFL games is paying off for him in a positive way.
GQ magazine has named Kaepernick its "Citizen of the Year" for starting the protest that became a movement in the NFL.
GQ says, "He's been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL -- all because he took a knee to protest police brutality. Colin Kaepernick's determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson -- athletes who risked everything to make a difference."
In case you've been living under a rock, Kaepernick first knelt during the National Anthem at a preseason game last year to protest mistreatment of black Americans, especially by police. That protests grew this year to dozens of other players and to other sports, and President Trump called for the firing of any protesters.
Kaepernick has been on the cover of GQ before, but for his athletic skill. Now he's on the cover because he's not playing. It's sad. He's getting all this pub, but yet NONE of the 32 NFL teams will pick him up.
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