Colin Kaepernick has been honored as “Citizen Of The Year” by GQ magazine.
The magazine released the cover on Monday featuring the four “New American Heros,” Listing Kaepernick, late-night host Stephen Colbert, NBA star Kevin Durant and Actress Gal Gadot.
The article to be published in their December issue of “Men Of The Year” titled “Colin Kaepernick will not be silenced”. Highlighted Kaepernick most memorable moments. taken part were Ava DuVernay, Carmen Perez, J. Cole, Tamika Mallory, Ameer Hasan Loggins, Eric Reid, Linda Sarsour, Nessa, and Harry Belafonte, each sharing what Colin’s protest means to them, and what we all should do next.
In 2013, Colin Kaepernick was on the cover of this magazine because he was one of the best football players in the world. In 2017, Colin Kaepernick is on GQ‘s cover once again—but this time it is because he isn’t playing football. And it’s not because he’s hurt, or because he’s broken any rules, or because he’s not good enough. Approximately 90 men are currently employed as quarterbacks in the NFL, as either starters or reserves, and Colin Kaepernick is better—indisputably, undeniably, flat-out better—than at least 70 of them. He is still, to this day, one of the most gifted quarterbacks on earth. And yet he has been locked out of the game he loves—blackballed—because of one simple gesture: He knelt during the playing of our national anthem. And he did it for a clear reason, one that has been lost in the yearlong storm that followed. He did it to protest systemic oppression and, more specifically, as he said repeatedly at the time, police brutality toward black people. Read the full Article Here!!
In an Instagram post, Kaepernick thank those who have participated in this moment, calling out Ava DuVernay, Carmen Perez, J. Cole, Tamika Mallory, Ameer Hasan Loggins, Eric Reid, Linda Sarsour, Nessa, and Harry Belafonte for their article on his behalf. You can read their article Here In Colin Kaepernick will not be silenced.
I’m honored to be @gq Man of the Year! Thank you to @e_reid35@nessnitty @ava @j.cole @msladyjustice1@lsarsour @tamikadmallory Ameer Loggins, Chris Petrella and Mr. Harry Belafonte for being a part of this moment!