Kaepernick is GQ’s ‘Citizen of the Year’
NEW YORK — Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ’s magazine’s “Citizen of the Year” for his activism.
Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality. The demonstration sparked a wave of NFL protests by players during the anthem that repeatedly have been denounced by President Donald Trump. Kaepernick parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers in March and hasn’t been signed by another team.
Kaepernick said on Twitter that he’s “honored” by the recognition.
The magazine’s story includes comments from several of Kaepernick’s supporters and confidants. Rapper J. Cole said that Kaepernick “sacrificed his dream” to stand for something.