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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Beyonce Presents Colin Kaepernick With Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

American football quarterback Colin Kaepernick got a surprise from Queen Bey at Tuesday’s (Dec. 5) Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards. BeyoncΓ© appeared onstage to present the former 49ers quarterback with the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.





The award is given to an athlete who uses their platform to promote change. BeyoncΓ© said to Kaepernick: "Colin took action with no fear of consequence or repercussion only hope to change the world for the better. To change perception, to change the way we treat each other, especially people of color." Watch video below.


Kaepernick made headlines at the beginning of the 2016-17 NFL season when he refused to stand for the national anthem. The quarterback, as a result, started a movement for racial equality and social justice, inspiring other athletes and entertainers to speak out. Kaepernick was dropped by the 49ers early this year and hasn't been picked up by another NFL team since.


On receiving his award, Kaepernick said: “I say this as a person who receives credit for using my platform to protest systemic oppression, racialized injustice and the dire consequences of anti-blackness in America. I accept this award not for myself, but on behalf of the people. Because if it were not for my love of the people, I would not have protested. And if it was not for the support from the people, I would not be on this stage today. With or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people because my platform is the people.


BeyoncΓ© herself is a fellow equality advocate, using her smash 2016 album, Lemonade, to fire back at police brutality and gender disparity.


Queen Beyonce's Full Speech:



“Thank you Colin Kaepernick. 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 only hope to change the world for the better. 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. It’s been said that racism is so American, that when we protest racism, some assume we are protesting America. So, let’s be very clear. Colin has always been very respectful of the individuals who selfless serve and protect our country and our communities and our families. His message is solely focused on social injustice for historically disenfranchised people. Let’s not get that mistaken.


From Billboard

7 comments:

Pipi Lee said...

The Queen!!!!!
thank you Colin.

Bee10(mummytwins) said...

Queen bey

Miss Ess said...

Bey of world! Well done Collin

Love.Eating.Pussy said...

Good people

LEPπŸ˜›

Olivia Silk said...

That body 😍😍😍😍😍😍.

Bey looking like Blue.
Thank you Colin!
It takes one man!

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lami said...

Nice

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