San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick #BlackExcellence has been gracing the news worldwide and now on TIME Magazine. The magazine pays tribute to Kaepernick by adding his silhouette on the October 3rd issue.

According to the Huffington Post, the magazine will also feature a cover story on how Kaepernick’s protest has spread across the country to everyday people and professionals joining the fight. The cover, just as the protest, should stand the test of time marking one who took a peaceful but profound stand against racial tensions in this country.

As the 28-year-old athlete has said, he will not stand for a flag for a country that oppresses people of color.

To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder,” he replied when first asked why he was sitting down. Kaepernick made his first protest stance at the Green Bay Packers preseason game in August.


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