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GQ Magazine scraped the bottom of the barrel to choose its 2017 Citizen of the Year.

In a decision announced on Monday the magazine selected former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick who, by starting the trend of kneeling for the National Anthem, is largely responsible for the decline in the league’s attendance and ratings.

The other three named in the magazine as the four “new American heroes” are Israeli-born “Wonder Woman” actress Gal Gadot, the NBA’s Kevin Durant and late night host Stephen Colbert.

“He’s been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL—all because he took a knee to protest police brutality,” it wrote. “But Colin Kaepernick’s determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson—athletes who risked everything to make a difference.”

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GQ called Kaepernick “a lightning rod and a powerful symbol of activism and resistance,” and solicited quotes from Sharia law sympathizer Linda Sarsour, who called the former football star “an American hero” and singer Harry Belafonte who used the platform to say that President “Trump has betrayed our nation.”

And while the story discusses Kaepernick’s supposed fight for racial justice, but it managed to get in some shots at president.

“When we began discussing this GQ cover with Colin earlier this fall, he told us the reason he wanted to participate is that he wants to reclaim the narrative of his protest, which has been hijacked by a president eager to make this moment about himself,” the magazine wrote.

But the majority of the story was about praising Kaepernick as a cultural hero.

Scholar Christopher Petrella blamed “white backlash” for the way Kaepernick has been perceived since he started the protest.

“My hope is that Colin’s protest will help mainstream white America to come alive to the deep injustices of our time and of our nation’s history,” he wrote.

His award was not cheered by those on Fox News, and social media, who thought there were many heroic soldiers and police officers more deserving.

It was probably a close race.

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Carmine Sabia


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