Colin Kaepernick GQ Award Receives Backlash

Colin Kaepernick GQ Award Receives Backlash

While most of American’s are standing behind former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who just received GQ “Citizen of the Year.” He is receiving major backlash from in a string of tweets from former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry.

We can see that ESPN reporter Britt McHenry is no fan of Colin Kaepernick or his movement. Read on…

Colin Kaepernick GQ Award Receives Backlash

Maybe if Britt McHenry wasn’t a blonde haired and blue eye white woman she might see things in a different light. has supported Colin Kaepernick kneeling movement from the start, but the controversial figure in sports ruffled a few too many feathers. Now they’re clapping back, mainly Britt McHenry.

On Monday morning, McHenry took shots at Kaepernick on Twitter, arguing that not only is he not worthy of the brand new title, but there were far more respectful members of the NFL worth shining a light on.

Colin Kaepernick GQ Award Receives Backlash

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McHenry FIRED her FIRST shot stating:

“Wear socks depicting police officers as pigs; wear Fidel Castro as a fashion statement IN MIAMI; sue NFL for collusion when gf compares owners to slave owners… Win Citizen of the Year. Serve in the US Military…nothing. What a joke, GQ. #Kaepernick.”

She followed that highlighting JJ Watt, who raised money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey earlier this year. Britt felt JJ was worthy contender as GQ’s Citizen of the Year award.

Colin Kaepernick GQ Award Receives Backlash

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She Tweeted:

“JJ Watt raised $37 million for Hurricane Harvey victims. 37 MILLION! But Kaepernick refused to stand for our national anthem (a year ago) and is Citizen of the Year. Right…”

Kaepernick has said his decision to kneel during the national anthem began as a protest about police brutality in the black communities of America. Since then, it has ballooned into an issue about free speech, respect for the flag and respect for veterans.

Kaepernick has continued his protest, even after not being accepted by any NFL. He said:

“For those who think I don’t get the reason for protest you’re wrong. Eagles Malcolm jenkins met with lawmakers to help community. Dolphins Kenny Stills met with Miami police. More examples of Citizen of the Year.”

In addition to the GQ cover, Kaep has reportedly landed a $1 million book deal. Sorry Britt no one is listening to you, maybe try kneeling?

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