'GQ' Magazine Names Colin Kaepernick 'Citizen of the Year'

GQ magazine has named Colin Kaepernick its "Citizen of the Year" for starting the controversial kneel-down protests during the national anthem at NFL games against racial inequality and police brutality. GQ wrote in a press release about the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback: "Colin Kaepernick's determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad AliJackie Robinson -- athletes who risked everything to make a difference." The magazine also comments on Kaepernick remaining unsigned, saying: "Approximately 90 men are currently employed as quarterbacks in the NFL, as either starters or reserves, and Colin Kaepernick is better -- indisputably, undeniably, flat-out better -- than at least 70 of them." Although Kaepernick appears on the GQ cover and in a photo spread, he didn't do an interview for the issue, but instead worked with the magazine to choose 10 people to speak on his behalf, including filmmaker Ava DuVernay and rapper J. Cole.

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