Magazine names Colin Kaepernick 'Citizen of the Year'

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick lands the cover of GQ Magazine as one of its Men of the Year.

Kaepernick is named the magazine’s Citizen of the Year. He’s made headlines this past year, as he started a silent protest by taking a knee during the national anthem. As of today, he remains unsigned and has filed a complaint against team owners; he says they colluded against him because of the protests – aimed at police brutality against African-Americans and other issues.

The former NFL pro was on the cover of GQ four years ago as a rising star in the National Football League. Kneeling during the anthem changed everything, the magazine writes. “It cost him his job,” the article reads. “It also transformed Colin Kaepernick into a lightning rod and a powerful symbol of activism and resistance.

You can read more of GQ Magazine’s profile on Kaepernick here.

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