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‘What a Joke’: Former ESPN Host Tears Into GQ for Honoring Kaepernick

One former ESPN host is ripping GQ for naming former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick its “Citizen of the Year.”

Britt McHenry took to Twitter on Monday to argue Kaepernick isn’t worthy of the magazine’s award and point out other NFL stars whom she considers more deserving of the honor.

First, she slammed Kaepernick, who spearheaded the protests during the national anthem in 2016, for his anti-police fashion choices:

As for who deserves the GQ honor, McHenry, who was laid off by ESPN in April, suggested Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, who helped raise more than $37 million to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey in September:

McHenry acknowledged the purpose of the decision by Kaepernick and other players to take a knee during the anthem, which is to raise awareness about perceived racial injustices in America.

The ex-ESPN host said players who have done more to advance their cause than protest on the field should have been named “Citizen of the Year”:

McHenry believes she was fired by the sports network as a result of her conservative ideology. Since leaving ESPN, she has appeared on Fox News several times.

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