Talk about a surprise …
Beyoncé presents Colin Kaepernick with the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award at the Sports Illustrated Awards tonight! pic.twitter.com/U9J4gwmGdA
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 6, 2017
Kaepernick was chosen for the award because of his bravery and using his platform to protest racial injustice and police brutality. After Kaepernick started kneeling during the national anthem in protest, he sparked a nationwide take-a-knee movement. Because of his peaceful protest, Kaepernick remains unsigned by an NFL team. Kaepernick has since filed a grievance with the NFL, accusing them of colluding against him to keep him off of a team.
Listen to Kaepernick’s acceptance speech below:
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 6, 2017