Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick and his glorious afro take center stage for GQ’s 2017 Citizen Of The Year. The man behind the #takeaknee movement strikes a powerful pose with his picked out kinks and all-black everything Harlem Haberdashery leather jacket and turtleneck.
The last time he covered the magazine in 2013 was as one of the best NFL players in the world. Today, he stands as a blackballed sports hero after protesting police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem. He has since been compared to other athlete activists including Muhammed Ali, Harry Belafonte and John Carlos.
Inside, celebrated figures including filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Colin’s former teammate Eric Reid, J. Cole and Carmen Perez share their thoughts and praise for the “man who won’t be silenced” without saying a word.
Click through to check out the full spread shot in Harlem.