It’s only been one day and Colin Kaepernick is already getting hate for his most recent honor.
Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry thinks that GQ‘s decision to name Colin Kaepernick as their “Citizen of the Year” is “a joke.”
“Wear socks depicting police officers as pigs; wear Fidel Castro as a fashion statement IN MIAMI; sue NFL for collusion when gf compares owners to slave owners…Win Citizen of the Year. Serve in the US military…nothing. What a joke, GQ. #Kaepernick,” McHenry wrote on Twitter on Monday shortly after GQ announced the special issue.
McHenry, who was one of 100 employees let go by ESPN in April and believes her conservative views were tied to her firing, has not been silent about her criticism of Kaepernick or the #TakeAKnee protests all across the nation.
.@BrittMcHenry on NFL/Kaepernick controversy: “If @nflcommish had come out before this season even started…and just said “New rules: we are not allowing kneeling” just like U.S. soccer did, just like the NBA did, then perhaps it wouldn’t have grown to this level.” pic.twitter.com/KidKfUjfOE
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 13, 2017
When McHenry got pushback on Twitter, she went on to say that she understands the reason behind the protests but insisted that there were other choices for “Citizen of the Year” besides Kaepernick.
“For those who think I don’t get the reason for protest you’re wrong,” McHenry wrote. “Eagles Malcolm Jenkins met with lawmakers to help community. Dolphins Kenny Stills met with Miami police. More examples of Citizen of the Year.”
“JJ Watt raised $37 million for Hurricane Harvey victims. 37 MILLION! But Kaepernick refused to stand for our national anthem (a year ago) and is Citizen of the Year. Right…,” she also wrote.
This despite the fact that Kaepernick has continued to work in the community, founding the “Know Your Rights Camp” for empowering and educating youth and donating $1 million of his jersey sales to “organizations working in oppressed communities.”