Reactions Vary To Colin Kaepernick's GQ Citizen Of The Year Award

Colin Kaepernick named by GQ as one of their Men of the Year

In his continued mission to exemplify freedom of expression and the right to resist, National Football League player Colin Kaepernick takes over the latest edition of GQ Magazine in being crowned the publication's 2017 Citizen Of The Year.

Kaepernick began a movement a year ago when he kneeled during the national anthem before a game as a way of peacefully protesting injustice toward minorities in the United States.

There are some who share GQ's opinion that Kaepernick would've been picked up had he not begun the protest.

The GQ photographer chose to take pictures of Kaepernick in Harlem, New York City, where Ali visited frequently, "among the men, women, and children he is fighting for.to connect him to a crusade that stretches back decades".

"It cost him his job".

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The accompanying piece from GQ is titled, "Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced".

Kaepernick was the first pro-athlete to take a knee during the national anthem at NFL games a year ago in protest over police brutality, and racial and social injustice. Kaepernick parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers in March and hasn't been signed by another team. He posted a message on Twitter, saying he was "honoured' by the recognition".

Be sure to check out the December issue to see more of what Kapernick has to say and where he's headed with his message.

Brushing aside the issue of racism, Trump, the current USA president, told Kaepernick in August 2016 to "find a country that works better for him".

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