This past Tuesday night, Beyonce surprised Colin Kaepernick by presenting him with the Muhammad Ali Legacy award at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of The Year Awards.
As you know, this past year has been a big year for ethnic activism, and Colin Kaepernick has been at the forefront of the movement.
Acknowledging his selflessness and sacrifice, Sports Illustrated recognized Colin by gracing him with a prestigious award.
Though I never had the pleasure of meeting Muhammad Ali, he mentored me without ever meeting me. He in many ways laid the foundation of what I saw as the zenith of athlete-activism and perfecting the utilization of your platform as an athlete to force conversations about how America was not living up to what America professes to be. Lonnie Williams, the wife of Muhammad Ali was in attendance tonight. I am equally honored to share this space with her. She once said that, "Muhammad's legacy is not just for me and his children and grandchildren, it's a legacy for the world." 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. If it were not for the peoples willingness to support me, I would not be on this stage today. Thank you very much to Sports Illustrated for the honor of the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. I am humbled and honored to share this with the people. ????: @KarlFergusonJr
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According to HotNewHipHop, Kaepernick had no idea Beyonce would be presenting him the award and what a surprise that must have been.
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