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Gal Gadot and Colin Kaepernick land GQ end-of-year honours

Actress Gal Gadot has been named GQ magazine’s Wonder Woman of the Year.
The Wonder Woman star has been feted with her own special cover as part of the publication’s annual Men of the Year honours, with editors making an exception for the Israeli beauty.
She features alongside comedian and late-night TV host Stephen Colbert as Bad Hombre of the Year, basketball ace Kevin Durant as Champion of the Year, and American footballer Colin Kaepernick, who has been declared Citizen of the Year.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been unable to find a new team since spearheading the trend of kneeling for the U.S. national anthem at the start of NFL games last year (16) to draw attention to racial discrimination and acts of police brutality. While his activism has left him unemployed, he has won the support of stars like JAY-Z, Stevie Wonder, and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs for fighting for the rights of embattled African-Americans.
In his accompanying cover article, rapper J. Cole heaps praise on Kaepernick for having “the biggest b**ls in sports” for standing by his principles, noting, “He was living his dream. He sacrificed his dream.”
Director Ava DuVernay and musician and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte also remark on Kaepernick’s protests in the article.
The news of the sportsman’s GQ recognition emerges a day after JAY-Z explained why he had thrown his backing behind Kaepernick, insisting it was simply “about justice and injustice”, and had nothing to do with disrespecting the U.S. flag.
He made the comments during his 4:44 Tour stop in Miami, Florida on Sunday (12Nov17) during America’s Veterans Day holiday weekend.

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