Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Beyoncé Surprises Colin Kaepernick To Present Him With Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Kaepernick wins Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award Getty Images
Kristopher Love | 06 December, 2017, 14:08

Sports Illustrated turned the sports world upside down when they announced that Colin Kaepernick would be the recipient of their 'Muhammed Ali Legacy Award, ' and the outrage was immediate from the people who have made up in their mind that Kaepernick is everything that's wrong with this country.

Free agent pro quarterback Colin Kaepernick received Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday, cementing the jobless athlete's new role as a civil rights icon.

"I say this as a person who receives credit for using my platform to protest systemic oppression, racialized injustice and the dire consequences of anti-blackness in America", he said. And your conviction. Thank you for your personal sacrifice. "And he has used his celebrity and philanthropy to the benefit of some of our most vulnerable community members".

"Colin took action with no fear of effect or repercussion, only hope to change the world for the better", Beyonce said on Tuesday night in quotes reported by ESPN. Despite an impressive career, Kaepernick remains unsigned by an NFL team more than a year after he began to kneel during the national anthem before games.

Trump berated the National Football League players referring to them as "sons of bitches", prompting additional players to join the #TakeAKnee movement. To change perception, to change the way we treat each other.

She went on to explain: "So, let's be very clear. We're still waiting for the world to catch up up". It's been said that racism is so American, that when we protest racism, some assume we are protesting America. "Let's not get that mistaken". "His life is and has been a multitextured tapestry that is rich in love, wisdom, life lessons and human kindness". Kaepernick refused to stand during the "Star-Spangled Banner" as a way to protest the unequal treatment of black Americans and other people of color in the United States, especially in regards to police brutality.

As she thanked Kaepernick on stage, Beyonce said: "Colin took action with no fear of outcome or repercussion, only hope to change the world for the better; to change perception; to change the way we treat each other, especially people of colour".