National Football League protest leader Colin Kaepernick named 'citizen of the year' by GQ

Tom Brady's answer to Colin Kaepernick's unemployment status could be summed up by one lengthy pause. The magazine's editors asserted that Kaepernick had demonstrated commendable citizenship by jeopardizing his athletic career to protest against police brutality towards African-Americans.

The full interviews will be released throughout the week, and Colin's feature is now available. GQ wrote that Kaepernick graced the cover specifically because of his activism work. "It has helped his story go around the world".

Kaepernick hasn't played since finishing the 2016 season with the 49ers, which the magazine argues is a crime in itself.

McHenry later said she does, in fact, understand the underlying reason behind the protests, but believes players such as Malcolm Jenkins and Kenny Stills were more worthy choices. I am-I was-a big 49ers fan. "There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder". "Serve in the US Military.nothing".

Kaepernick collaborated with the magazine for a photo shoot in New York City's Harlem neighborhood ― where, GQ notes, Muhammad Ali once marched with the Nation of Islam in protest of the Vietnam War. Ninety-year-old singer and activist Harry Belafonte says seeing people like Kaepernick taking action is "the greatest reward" he could ask for.

The quarterback added that he was protesting because "this country isn't holding their end of the bargain up, as far as giving freedom and justice, liberty to everybody".

Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry blasted GQ and Colin Kaepernick Monday. His protests sparked a wave of outrage and garnered the attention of President Donald Trump, who declared that the National Football League should fire those players who took a knee during the anthem.

Kaepernick declined to be interviewed by GQ but posed for pictures. "Colin is a remarkable young man". Cole added that he also realized that Kaepernick was putting a lot on the line: "He sacrificed his dream". Had he not done that, this guy would be making millions of dollars right now.

Kaepernick took place in a photoshoot, as well.

On Monday morning, McHenry took shots Kaepernick on Twitter, arguing that not only is he not worthy of the brand new title, but there were far more worthy, respectful members of the National Football League worth shining a light on.

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