Beyonce Presents Colin Kaepernick With Sports Illustrated Muhammed Ali Award

Beyonce thanked Kaepernick for his

Beyonce thanked Kaepernick for his"personal sacrifice" and 2016 Ali Award winner Kareem Abdul Jabbar called Kaepernick a"worthy recipient during a video tribute

"The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah introduced Kaepernick before Bey took the stage to hand him the award.

You might also be interested in. "But 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", Beyonce said at the Barclays Center.

Sports Illustrated is owned by Time Inc., TIME's parent company. After making headlines and inspiring others to follow in his lead with his refusal to stand for the national anthem in protest against police brutality, Kaepernick was recently recognized by GQ as Citizen of the Year and was awarded ACLU's honor for Courageous Advocate earlier this week.

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Back at the awards ceremony, Beyoncé spoke from the heart when it came to outlining Kaepernick's sprawling achievements for social and political change.

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"No matter what I have to sacrifice, if you see wrong in the world, you must say that it is wrong", Kaepernick told the children.

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"Beyonce said: "[Kaepernick] took action with no fear of outcome or repercussion.

After he accepted the award, the former 49ers quarterback said he will continue combating racial injustice in America whether or not he returns to the NFL. "To change perception, to change the way we treat each other, especially people of color".

"I accept this award not for myself, but on behalf of the people", he said (via Kevin Skiver of CBS Sports). "And if it was not for the support from the people, I would not be on this stage today", Kapernick said in his speech.

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As on-field protests intensified in the early fall, Trump told a rally in Alabama on September 23 that National Football League team owners should react to kneeling players by saying, "Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he's fired".

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