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Beyoncé Surprises Colin Kaepernick With Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, Tomi Lahren Dragged on Twitter After Trying to Come for Them

By admin / Published on Saturday, 09 Dec 2017 06:49 AM / No Comments / 240 views

Activist and professional football player Colin Kaepernick was presented with the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award Tuesday night (Dec. 5) during the magazine’s 2017 Sportsperson of the Year show, and the person who presented him with the prestigious award was none other than superstar Beyoncé, whose appearance was a surprise to Kaepernick and everyone else.

Before presenting Kaepernick with the award, Beyoncé thanked him for his “selfless heart” in taking a knee against police brutality and system racism against black people, which sparked a national movement. Though Kaepernick is a talented quarterback, he remains unsigned by an NFL team more than a year after he began taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem before televised football games.

“Colin took action with no fear of consequence or repercussion, only hope to change the world for the better; to change perception; to change the way we treat each other, especially people of color,” Beyoncé said. “We’re still waiting for the world to catch up.”

Queen Bey also addressed critics of the movement who claim that protesting during the anthem is disrespectful to the American flag and the military.

“It’s been said that racism is so American that when we protest racism, some assume we’re protesting America,” she said. “So let’s be very clear. Colin has always been very respectful of the individuals who selflessly serve and protect our country and our communities and our families. His message is solely focused on social injustice for historically disenfranchised people. Let’s not get that mistaken.”