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Beyoncé Presents Colin Kaepernick with Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Chicago Tribune

Talk about a surprise …

Beyoncé made a surprise appearance at Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year Awards to present former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, with the legacy award.

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:

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