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'GQ' magazine names Colin Kaepernick its Citizen of the Year

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Colin Kaepernick appears on the cover of an upcoming issue of GQ after the magazine named him one of its 2017 Men of the Year.

Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, is pictured on the cover with the caption “Citizen of the Year.” Late-night host Stephen Colbert, actress Gal Gadot and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant are also recognized in the issue.

In Kaepernick’s cover story, “Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced,” GQ editors write that the free-agent quarterback wanted to contribute to the article and helped connect the magazine with 10 of his friends and confidants. He also posed for a series of photos in Harlem. But he declined to provide quotes for the story itself, citing a desire to remain silent.

“As his public identity has begun to shift from football star to embattled activist, he has grown wise to the power of his silence,” the article explains.

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