GQ Names Colin Kaepernick its Citizen Of The Year
Colin Kaepernick says he wants to reclaim the narrative of his protests.
The embattled quarterback will grace the cover of GQ magazine next month.
The magazine named Kaepernick its Citizen of the Year for starting the protest that became a movement in the NFL.
Kaepernick is remaining silent though, appearing in a photo spread, but not giving the magazine an interview.
Instead, Kaepernick worked GQ to select 10 people to speak on his behalf.
They include Selma director Ava Duvernay, who compared Kaepernick’s protest to a work of art, and activist Linda Sarsour who says people will remember what Colin Kaepernick did, just like we remember Muhammad Ali.
Kaepernick has remained unsigned after opting out his contract with the San Francisco 49rs in March.
Since he first took a knee during preseason game last year, dozens of players have also protested the anthem in various ways.