December 7, 2017
Beyonce Presents Colin Kaepernick With Muhammad Ali Legacy Award4 min read
Entertainemt Tonight reports tha Sports Illustrated held its annual Sportsperson of the Year ceremony on Tuesday, and featured a special, unannounced visit from Beyonce, who turned out to present NFL star and political activist Colin Kaepernick with the prestigious Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.
The “Formation” songstress paid tribute to Kaepernick in her introduction, and shared her appreciation for the outspoken, public political gesture he started when he took a knee during the national anthem during the 2016-17 NFL season, protesting police brutality and racial inequality.
Beyonce shared “Thank you for your selfless heart, and your conviction. Thank you for your personal sacrifice.”
Colin took action with no fear of consequence or repercussion… To change perception. To change the way we treat each other—especially people of color. We’re still waiting for the world to catch up.”
Kaepernick, now a free agent, went unsigned during the current NFL season. Kaepernick’s form of silent but powerful protest lead to some accusing him of insulting the flag and the members of the armed services, while others lauded the gesture for its message and profound impact.