Beyoncé tilldelade Colin Kaepernick “Muhammad Ali Legacy Award”


 

 

Fotbollsspelaren Colin Kaepernick har under året hyllats för sitt ställningstagande inom sportvärlden att knäböja, i syfte att uppmärksamma rasism, social orättvisa och polisvåld. Tidigare har han uppmärksammats av flera medier för sitt fortsatta arbete och på tisdagskvällen tilldelades Kaepernick även Sports Illustrateds pris “Muhammad Ali Legacy Award”. Som prisutdelare stod Beyoncé Knowles, se videoklipp nedan och Kaepernicks egna ord efter att ha emottagit utmärkelsen.

 

Though I never had the pleasure of meeting Muhammad Ali, he mentored me without ever meeting me. He in many ways laid the foundation of what I saw as the zenith of athlete-activism and perfecting the utilization of your platform as an athlete to force conversations about how America was not living up to what America professes to be. Lonnie Williams, the wife of Muhammad Ali was in attendance tonight. I am equally honored to share this space with her. She once said that, “Muhammad’s legacy is not just for me and his children and grandchildren, it’s a legacy for the world.” I accept this award, not for myself, but on behalf of the people, because if it were not for my love of the people, I would not have protested. If it were not for the peoples willingness to support me, I would not be on this stage today. Thank you very much to Sports Illustrated for the honor of the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. I am humbled and honored to share this with the people. ?: @KarlFergusonJr

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