Colin Kaepernick named GQ magazine's citizen of the year

GQ names Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year

Kaepernick began a movement previous year when he kneeled during the national anthem before a game as a way of peacefully protesting injustice toward minorities in the United States.

Of course, JJ Watt himself has linked arms in solidarity with those protesting police brutality, and Kaepernick has done more than simply kneel in protest. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way".

Kaepernick's protest generated national controversy, with critics asserting that he was disrespecting US military service members and veterans. Carmen Perez, Tamika Mallory, and Eric Reid, among others, also pitch into discuss Kaepernick and his actions.

Kaepernick led San Francisco to an NFC Championship title ahead of Super Bowl XLVII, when San Francisco was defeated by the Baltimore Ravens 34-31 in February 2013.

Kaepernick has since been professionally iced from football, and the NFL is still feeling rippling effects of the protests.

In September, President Trump said "any son of a [expletive]" who protested during the national anthem deserved to be fired, sparking mass protests around the league.

Kaepernick declined to be interviewed by GQ but posed for pictures. It feels like, Man, how can I stand for this thing when this country is not holding itself true to the principles it says it stands for? "The fact that he spoke out on police brutality against young black men - I thought it was absolutely admirable". "He sacrificed his dream", rapper J.Cole told the magazine. "He sacrificed his dream".

Kaepernick took to social media to share the GQ feature.

"One part (of declining interest) that I think is being overlooked and is being dismissed is the impact of them not hiring or getting Colin Kaepernick in the league", West said on this week's Warriors Insider Podcast.

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