‘TIME’ 2017 Person of the Year List Includes Colin Kaepernick

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AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Nowadays, it’s harder to find an award that Colin Kaepernick is not being considered for, as opposed to finding those that he is being considered for.

Ironically, the award Kaepernick finds himself on the shortlist for now, includes the man who has blasted him and the movement he began.

TIME magazine has released their shortlist for their Person of the Year award, that list includes President Trump, and Colin Kaepernick.

Here is the full list:

According to Fox News, “Many of the names listed on the shortlist have been surrounded by controversy this year. Kaepernick was the topic of discussion after the NFL anthem kneeling controversy escalated when the president chimed in. The #MeToo movement gained traction after a slew of prominent Hollywood figures were accused of sexual misconduct.

“Speculation over who will be granted the title began in late November after Trump tweeted he ‘took a pass’ on being ‘Man (person) of the Year’ because the magazine wanted a photoshoot and interview.”

Kaepernick accepted the East Monroe Courageous Advocate Award during the ACLU’s annual Bill of Rights Dinner in Beverly Hills, on Sunday night.

Since walking away from the league, Kaepernick has racked-up quite the array of rewards. GQ named Kaepernick its “Citizen of the Year” in November. Just last week, SI bestowed its Muhammad Ali Legacy Award for remaining “steadfast in his fight for social justice and committed to his beliefs no matter the cost.”

The ACLU award represents Kaepernick’s third such award in less than a full month.

Not to mention, the NFL recently committed to spending nearly $90 million on social justice causes. Largely, due to pressure applied from players who have continued Kaepernick’s anthem protests in his absence.

TIME will officially unveil their choice for Person of the Year on December 6th.


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