Kaepernick is on the cover of Time, not Sports Illustrated


“San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is featured on this week’s cover of TIME magazine amid his ongoing protest during the playing of the national anthem before games,” as Sports Illustrated is reporting.

“Kaepernick is the subject of a story by Sean Gregory on how the quarterback’s decision to take a stand by taking a knee has started a conversation on racial issues and the definition of patriotism.

“Kaepernick began his protest during the preseason, when he remained seated on the bench during the anthem in an effort to raise awareness about racial inequality and police violence in the United States. After a conversation with former Seahawks long snapper and Green Beret Nate Boyer, Kaepernick transitioned the protest from taking a seat to taking a knee.”

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Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

3 thoughts on “Kaepernick is on the cover of Time, not Sports Illustrated”

  1. If Kaepernick keeps just one member of law enforcement from hastily sending just one person to the great beyond, then it is worth it.

    I can well imagine in HQ’s across the country, the chiefs saying, “let’s be just a little bit more cautious, we don’t need the grief.”

  2. Love it! Taking action is how to create change. High School athletes all over the nation are taking a knee during the anthem. Once destroying the messenger stops and the content of the message becomes the conversation that is when change will start happening. Non professional athletes have no financial motivations to stand, therefore their largest obstacle is peer pressure and conformity if they in fact would like to join the peaceful and silent protest.

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