Britt McHenry is taking a stand in opposition to GQ naming Colin Kaepernick its “Citizen of the Year” for taking a knee.
The former ESPN reporter bashed GQ and Kaepenerick on Twitter Monday shortly after the journal introduced it might be honoring the polarizing quarterback.
“Wear socks depicting cops as pigs; put on Fidel Castro as a style badertion IN MIAMI; sue NFL for collusion when gf compares house owners to slave house owners…
Win Citizen of the Year.
Serve within the US navy…nothing. What a joke, GQ. #Kaepernick,” McHenry wrote.
McHenry has steadily criticized Kaepernick for initiating the nationwide anthem protest motion.
McHenry was considered one of 100 ESPN staff let go by the Network in late April. The recognizable spors reporter later mentioned she believed her conservative views had one thing to do along with her firing.
Since being let go by ESPN, McHenry has steadily voiced her help for Donald Trump, insinuated Hillary Clinton “rigged” the Democratic National Convention and has criticized Spurs coach Gregg Popovich for discussing politics in his interviews.
GQ mentioned they determined to honor Kaepernick as a result of his activism each on-and-off the sector.
“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,” the editors of GQ wrote.
McHenry later mentioned she does, actually, perceive the underlying cause behind the protests, however believes gamers comparable to Malcolm Jenkins and Kenny Stills had been extra worthy selections.
“For those who think I don’t get the reason for protest you’re wrong,” McHenry wrote. “Eagles Malcolm Jenkins met with lawmakers to help community. Dolphins Kenny Stills met with Miami police. More examples of Citizen of the Year.”
McHenry additionally mentioned JJ Watt would have been a better option for Citizen of the Year Texans defensive finish raised greater than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey reduction.
“JJ Watt raised $37 million for Hurricane Harvey victims. 37 MILLION! But Kaepernick refused to stand for our national anthem (a year ago) and is Citizen of the Year. Right…,” McHenry wrote.
While McHenry praised Jenkins, Stills and Watt for his or her contributions off the sector, she did not acknowledge Kaepernick’s.
Since sitting, and later kneeling, through the nationwide anthem to deliver consciousness to police brutality and racism, the previous 49ers quarterback has participated in volunteer work throughout the nation. Kaepernick has additionally donated $1 million plus all of the proceeds of his jersey gross sales from the 2016 season to “organizations working in oppressed communities” over the previous yr.
In addition, Kaepernick based “Know Your Rights Camp,” a youth marketing campaign which strives to boost consciousness concerning larger schooling, self-empowerment and the way to correctly work together with legislation enforcement.
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