On Tuesday, Colin Kaepernick received the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award at Sports Illustrated‘s Sportsperson the Year Awards ceremony.
The person who presented him with the award was the one and only Beyoncé. She gave a short speech before her presentation honoring Kaepernick, who sacrificed his career to protest police brutality and racial injustice. “Colin took action with no fear consequence or repercussion, only hope to change the world for the better,” she said. “To change perception, to change the way we treat each other, especially people color…We’re still waiting for the world to catch up.”
Colin then gave an inspirational speech which can be watched in full when the awards ceremony airs on December 8 and 9 on NBCSN, and on Univision Deportes Network. Until then, you can watch clips below.