When NFL star Colin Kaepernick took a knee to protest police brutality, few could have predicted the movement that would commence.
Countless others, from fellow sportsmen to singers, begun doing the same as a means of sharing the frustrations with the racial injustice in the US.
While countless praised Kaepernick’s efforts, there was blowback – some of which threatened his career.
However, he’s remained steadfast and for that reason GQ have bestowed upon him the honor of ‘Man Of The Year.’
Kaepernick has largely avoided media discussion about his actions, but tells GQ that he embraced this because he wants to “reclaim” the narrative of why he is protesting from the like of US president Donald Trump, who he believes is exploiting it to drum up division.
Peep the cover above and pics, clips below…
Click here to read the full feature, in which the likes of J.Cole and Ava Duvernay weigh-in on why Kaepernick and his course of action is important in today’s climate.