GQ Magazine Names Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year”

HeadlineNov 14, 2017
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Football player Colin Kaepernick has been named “Citizen of the Year” by GQ for sparking a movement against racism after he refused to stand last year for the national anthem before an NFL game. The magazine wrote, “He’s been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL—all because he took a knee to protest police brutality. … Kaepernick’s determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson—athletes who risked everything to make a difference.”

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