9/22/2016 11:48 AM
TIME magazine says Colin Kaepernick is on the cover of their magazine ’cause the movement he sparked has gotten so huge … and spread so far … he was the obvious choice.
TMZ Sports asked TIME why Kaepernick was chosen to grace the cover. Here’s what a spokesperson for the magazine told us.
“Time’s cover explores the nationwide debate happening around national anthem protests. After Colin Kaepernick’s protest, the movement has become widespread and public facing, from the rest of the NFL to high schools and colleges across the country — and that is why Time put him on the cover.”
The issue — which hits newsstands Friday — features a photograph of Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem.
The cover photo is a snapshot from one of Kaep’s actual protests … and not part of a photo shoot.