Kap oc­cu­pies cen­ter stage from side­line

New York Daily News - - NEWS - News Staff Re­port

COLIN KAEPER­NICK hasn’t played an NFL game in nearly two years, but the quar­ter­back picked up a big honor Mon­day for his ac­com­plish­ments off the field.

The for­mer San Fran­cisco 49er (right) was named GQ’s Cit­i­zen of the Year for be­com­ing a “pow­er­ful sym­bol of ac­tivism and re­sis­tance,” ac­cord­ing to the mag­a­zine. His re­fusal to stand dur­ing the national an­them — a silent protest against po­lice bru­tal­ity — be­came a national move­ment against racism and op­pres­sion.

Also re­ceiv­ing peo­ple of the year hon­ors — and their own GQ cov­ers — were “Won­der Woman” star Gal Gadot, Golden State War­riors for­ward Kevin Du­rant and “The Late Show” host Stephen Col­bert.

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