Four years after his first GQ Magazine cover…Colin Kaepernick graces the cover yet again but the praises are just different. Colin is no longer a quarterback but the role he has is far more important than throwing a football. By kneelin during the National Anthem Colin has changed the entire game…Not just the game of football but the game of activism.
GQ is ‘Celebrating the man who became a movement’ and honoring him with the much deserved GQ Citizen of the Year.
Photographer Martin Schoeller is responsible for the iconic photoshoot of Colin in Harlem where his inspiring images evoke the spirit of Muhammad Ali’s anti-Vietnam War protests in the late 60s.
What in the Huey P. Newton reincarnation…
Colin’s sincerity and genuine effort to bring awareness for equal justice is revealed as these images tell a story that resonates extremely loud throughout the nation.
Colin wanted to ‘reclaim the narrative of his protest’ since some people still view his silent protest as disrespect to the American flag, National Anthem and servicemen which is far from the initial protests.
Colin’s purpose is SO much bigger than football and the spirit in these images reflect that! His silent protests has created dialogue and got the attention of the world...‘THE MAN WHO BECAME THE MOVEMENT!’