Colin Kaepernick's "perilous fight" hasn't been in vain.
Multiple sports teams and players, from high school to professional, have kneeled in solidarity with Kaepernick's National Anthem protest, which began in the wake of multiple deaths of Black men and women at the hands of police. And now, TIME magazine is writing in solidarity with him as they've chosen the San Francisco quarterback to cover its latest issue.
A spokesperson for the publication said the 28-year-old football player was the obvious choice for the cover after they decided to "[explore' the nationwide debate happening around national anthem protests."
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TIME took to Twitter Thursday to make the official cover announcement with the caption, "How national anthem protests led by Colin Kaepernick are fueling a debate."
The cover story features several kneeling photos of Kaepernick on the field, that were not part of any photoshoot. The issue hits stands tomorrow.