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Beyonce Presents Kaepernick with SI's Muhammad Ali Award

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Tuesday, 05 December 2017 09:59 PM

Colin Kaepernick accepted Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonce on Tuesday night and promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people."

Kaepernick began kneeling during the naBeyonce thanked Kaepernick for his "personal sacrifice," and 2016 Ali Award winner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called Kaepernick a "worthy recipient" during a video tribute.tional anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality. The demonstration sparked a wave of protests by NFL players during the anthem that repeatedly have been denounced by President Donald Trump. Kaepernick parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers in March and hasn't been signed by another team.

He spoke Tuesday about fulfilling Ali's legacy, saying the boxing great and activist "mentored me without ever meeting me."

Kaepernick skipped the red carpet prior to the show and was not available for questions. The show will be broadcast Friday night on NBC Sports Network.

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