San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of racial inequality and oppression in the United States has landed him on the cover of the upcoming issue of Time magazine.
The magazine tweeted out the cover Thursday morning showing Kaepernick kneeling as he’s done during the national anthem of the past two regular-season games and the final preseason contest in San Diego. The headline on the cover is “The Perilous Fight” followed by “National anthem protests led by Colin Kaepernick are fueling a debate about privilege, pride and patriotism.”
The Oct. 3 issue also is expected to include a number of stories about Kaepernick and other players around the league who have joined in the protest.
Earlier this week, Kaepernick revealed that he has received death threats via multiple avenues since he began his protest. He also said his $1 million donation to organizations helping communities in need will be spread out in $100,000 increments over the course of 10 weeks.
Kaepernick, who has been on the receiving end of plenty of insults and boos since his protest began, said that his critics don’t care about what’s going on or they don’t understand it.