Colin Kaepernick is on a roll. His latest accolade: an award from Beyoncé.
On Tuesday, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was presented with Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award by none other than Queen Bey.
“Colin took action with no fear of consequence or repercussion,” said Beyoncé. “Only hope to change the world for the better. To change perception, to change the way we treat each other. Especially people of color.”
Kaepernick, who took a knee in protest of police brutality and sparked a national conversation back in August 2016, was given the award during Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year Awards in Brooklyn, New York, hosted by Trevor Noah. Named for the legendary boxer, the Ali Award celebrates individual athletes whose career impacts the world outside sports. Read more…