Colin Kaepernick’s stance last season has left the former NFL quarterback out of a job and essentially black balled by all 32 NFL owners and while the platform of being in the NFL is gone, Kaepernick made it clear, he will continue to fight against racial and social injustices in America.
On Tuesday night, Kaepernick received the Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award and told gave this promise to the people:
“I say this as a person who receives credit for using my platform to protest systemic oppression, racialized injustice and and the dire consequences of anti-blackness in America,” Kaepernick said at SI’s Sportsperson of the Year ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
“I accept this award not for myself, but on behalf of the people. Because if it were not for my love of the people, I would not have protested. And if it was not for the support from the people, I would not be on this stage today.
“With our without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people because my platform is the people.”
Legendary singer Beyonce awarded Kaepernick with the prestigious honor:
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 6, 2017
Regardless what your opinion is on Kaepernick, his commitment to his cause is one no one should or could question.