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Colin Kaepernick is GQ’s ‘Citizen of the Year’

11/13/2017, 12:38 p.m.
GQ named former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick its “Citizen of the Year” for starting the protest that became a movement ...
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GQ named former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick its “Citizen of the Year” for starting the protest that became a movement in the NFL.

“He’s been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL — all because he took a knee to protest police brutality,” GQ wrote in a news release about the cover. “Colin Kaepernick’s determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson — athletes who risked everything to make a difference.”

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