GQ, the magazine that employs anti-Trump pundit Keith Olbermann, chose Colin Kaepernick, the outspoken national-anthem-protesting football player as its Citizen of the Year. GQ editors said the following about Kaepernick:
Much has changed in the four years since Colin Kaepernick was last on the cover of GQ. Back then he was a rippling superhero of a quarterback on the rise. But a simple act—kneeling during the national anthem—changed everything. It cost him his job. It also transformed Colin Kaepernick into a lightning rod and a powerful symbol of activism and resistance.
Kaepernick is unemployed and has filed a grievance against the NFL owners for colluding not to employ him.