Colin Kaepernick lands the cover of GQ in magazine's first 'Citizen of the Year'

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When Colin Kaepernick took a knee in protest of police brutality, it sparked a national conversation—one that has blackballed him from the NFL but is still echoing strong, as evidenced by GQ magazine.

It named the former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback their first ‘citizens of the year’ on Monday.

Kaepernick has remained silent throughout the majority of his activism (spare clarifying the intent of his actions). That’s made room for his protest to be interpreted in different ways, but rather than let “detractors will only twist your words and use them against you” as the GQ piece reads, the magazine invited Kaepernick’s friends, mentors, and former teammates to shed light on why the purpose of his protest should not be diluted over time.   Read more…

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