HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ's magazine's "Citizen of the Year" for his activism. The panel discusses the public's reaction to this choice.
Panelists this week include: Bob Price - Associate Editor Breitbart Texas, Nyanza Moore - progressive commentator and attorney, Tony Diaz - educator and Chicano activist, Marcus Davis - Radio Host of Sunday Morning Live, Majic 102, Bill King - columnist, businessman and former Kemah mayor, and Jessica Colon - Republican strategist.
NEW YORK (AP) - Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ's magazine's "Citizen of the Year" for his activism.
Kaepernick began kneeling instead of standing during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality. The demonstration sparked a wave of NFL protests by players during the anthem that repeatedly have been denounced by President Donald Trump. Kaepernick parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers in March and hasn't been signed by another team.
Kaepernick says on Twitter he's "honored" by the recognition.
The magazine 's story includes comments from several of Kaepernick's supporters and confidants. Rapper J. Cole says Kaepernick "sacrificed his dream" to stand for something. Ninety-year-old singer and activist Harry Belafonte says seeing people like Kaepernick taking action is "the greatest reward" he could ask for.