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Colin Kaepernick named one of GQ's Men of the Year

Colin Kaepernick named one of GQ's Men of the Year

Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ's magazine's "Citizen of the Year" for his activism.

Approximately 90 men are now employed as quarterbacks in the National Football League, as either starters or reserves, and Colin Kaepernick is better-indisputably, undeniably, flat-out better-than at least 70 of them.

Kaepernick took to social media on Monday morning to share the exciting cover, and while there is no shortage of haters on Twitter, the majority of responses to the magazine's choice of featuring him were overwhelmingly grateful.

Announcing its decision on Monday, GQ likened Kaepernick to American sports icons, including boxer Muhammad Ali, who opposed the Vietnam War. "It cost him his job", the article reads.

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

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Four years later, he is on GQ's front page, as a symbol of the anthem protests campaign which he instigated last season by refusing to stand for the national anthem, to draw attention to what he viewed as racial injustice in America.

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.

Kaepernick still remains unsigned after opting out of his contract with the 49ers in March.

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


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