Former NFL quarterback and anti-police activist Colin Kaepernick was announced Monday as one of 10 candidates for TIME’s Person of the Year for 2017.
Kaepernick, who last played for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016, joins President Donald Trump, special counsel Robert Mueller and the #MeToo movement, among others, on the short list for recognition. Each year, the magazine strives to identify “the person or group of people who most influenced the news during the past year, for better or for worse.”
Kaepernick started the kneeling during the National Anthem movement last year to protest “police brutality.” He also wore socks depicting officers as pigs in practice and has given money to an organization that reveres cop killer Assata Shakur.
Kaepernick was also honored at a California ACLU event Sunday and is expected to be in New York on Tuesday night to accept an award from Sports Illustrated, USA Today reports.
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