Britt McHenry is taking a stand against GQ naming Colin Kaepernick its “Citizen of the Year” for taking a knee.
The former ESPN reporter bashed GQ and Kaepernick on Twitter Monday shortly after the magazine announced it would be honoring the polarizing quarterback.
“Wear socks depicting police officers as pigs; wear Fidel Castro as a fashion statement IN MIAMI; sue NFL for collusion when gf compares owners to slave owners…Win Citizen of the Year. Serve in the US military…nothing. What a joke, GQ. #Kaepernick,” McHenry wrote.
McHenry has frequently criticized Kaepernick for initiating the national anthem protest movement.
McHenry was one of 100 ESPN employees let go by the network in late April. The recognizable sports reporter later said she believed her conservative views had something to do with her firing.
Since being let go by ESPN, McHenry has frequently appeared as a guest on Fox News.
McHenry has also taken to Twitter to voice her conservative views. In recent weeks McHenry has praised Donald Trump, insinuated Hillary Clinton “rigged” the Democratic National Convention and criticized Spurs coach Gregg Popovich for discussing politics in his interviews.
GQ said they decided to honor Kaepernick due to his activism both on and off the field.
“Colin Kaepernick’s determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson — athletes who risked everything to make a difference,” the editors of GQ wrote.
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) November 13, 2017
McHenry later said she does, in fact, understand the underlying reason behind the protests, but believes players such as Malcolm Jenkins and Kenny Stills were more worthy choices.
“For those who think I don’t get the reason for protest you’re wrong,” McHenry wrote. “Eagles Malcolm Jenkins met with lawmakers to help community. Dolphins Kenny Stills met with Miami police. More examples of Citizen of the Year.”
McHenry also said J.J. Watt would have been a better choice for Citizen of the Year. The Texans defensive end raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief.
“JJ Watt raised $37 million for Hurricane Harvey victims. 37 MILLION! But Kaepernick refused to stand for our national anthem (a year ago) and is Citizen of the Year. Right…,” McHenry wrote.