Colin Kaepernick Should Not Have Won GQ’s Citizen of the Year – And Here Are Some Who Should

You don’t even have to be a football fan to know by now the controversies surrounding Colin Kaepernick. For the past two seasons he’s been making headlines for the wrong reasons, or the right ones, depending on who you’re asking.

GQ Magazine is of the latter, as they have selected Kaepernick to be their 2017 Citizen of the Year…an interesting person to choose for sure.

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I think theres a time and place for everything, and Colin chose the wrong time to do what he’s been doing. NFL players are there to work, to do their jobs. Taking a knee was one thing, but there are other examples of his subtle protesting that shined a light on what type of person Kaepernick really is. I think the media forgot to highlight these:

Wearing a Fidel Castro shirt in Miami.

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Wearing socks depicting the police as pigs.

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Personally, I think GQ screwed up. I can name a handful of celebrity athletes out there that are far more deserving of their citizen of the year award. These guys did a whole lot more than take a knee…

JJ Watt

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JJ has raised $37 million (yes you read that correctly) for relief efforts for hurricane Harvey in Houston.

Tim Duncan

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Duncan has delivered over 500,000 pounds of food, 200,000 pounds of generators and raised 2.7 million dollars for the U.S. Virgin Islands that were devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

And he’s even going back for more good this Thanksgiving:

Guy Fieri

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Guy Fieri Cooked Meals All Weekend for the thousands of first responders of the California wildfires. I think bringing flavortown to a town that needs it most is worth a nomination.

Stephen Willeford and Johnnie Langendorff

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How about the two Texan heroes who shot and hunted down the Sutherland Springs, TX shooter and stopped him from killing dozens more in the church? That’s at least an honorable mention, right?

But yeah, let’s give it to the guy taking a knee on the job. 



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