Beyonce surprised the crowd last night when she showed up to present Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.
“Thank you Colin Kaepernick. Thank you for your selfless heart and your conviction. Thank you for your personal sacrifice,” the Grammy winner shared with the audience inside New York City’s Barclays Center. “Colin took action with no fear of consequence or repercussion, only hope to change the world for the better. To change perception, to change the way we treat each other, especially people of color.”
Kaepernick accepted the award and vowed to to continue his work.
“I accept this award not for myself, but on behalf of the people. Because if it were not for my love of the people, I would not have protested,” he said. “And if it was not for the support from the people, I would not be on this stage today. With our without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people because my platform is the people.”
SOURCE: Eonline and PEOPLE