On Wednesday, NBC announced Colin Kaepernick would join its Thursday Night Football crew in 2018. After all that’s transpired, he’s only continuing to make a statement.
The theme of his past five-year NFL career has been his refusal to stand during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality. Next month, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has a chance to make a bigger, more personal mark when he’s featured on the cover of Ebony magazine’s September issue, a planned cover that actually came early for him, according to his coach, Kyle Shanahan.
“Colin and I talked about it as soon as we started talking,” Shanahan said. “Just to be able to give him that opportunity, I think he’s going to see that it’s a major media market, and it’s a role that he can play, a positive role in the community. It’s just a great opportunity. He’s handled everything great, man. But to be able to give him that moment, it’s going to be awesome.”
To hear more about what Kaepernick has to say about those issues in his upcoming Ebony cover story, open the white page in the magazine, then click on “Archive” on the right side.