Colin Kaepernick named GQ's 2017 ‘Citizen of the Year’
MILWAUKEE (CBS58) -- Milwaukee native Colin Kaepernick was named the GQ 'Citizen of the Year' Monday morning.
Kaepernick, former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, gained national attention after he decided to take a knee during the national anthem last year to bring attention to police brutality. This move initially lost him his position and has placed him at the center of a deeply divided political debate in the country.
A long series of events has taken place since that moment, leading to many NFL players deciding to take a knee during the anthem this year as well.
The latest issue of GQ will focus on Kaepernick and contain interviews with those who know him well in order to "reclaim the narrative of his protest,” as the piece explains.
A press release by GQ stated, “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.”