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Colin Kaepernick named finalist for Time Man of the Year award

The former 49ers quarterback also received an ACLU award on Sunday.

ACLU SoCal Hosts Annual Bill Of Rights Dinner - Inside Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Time magazine has put together their list of finalists for the Man of the Year award, and they will announce the winner on Wednesday. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was named one of the finalists, joining the following seven people, one group of people, and one social movement hashtag.

  • Jeff Bezos (Amazon CEO)
  • The Dreamers (Undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children)
  • Patty Jenkins (Director of Wonder Woman)
  • Kim Jong Un (Leader of North Korea)
  • Donald Trump (President of the United States)
  • Robert Mueller (Special counsel investigating connections between the Trump campaign and Russia)
  • #MeToo (A social media movement to shed light on sexual harassment and assault)
  • Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (Saudi prince who led a corruption crackdown, widely seen as an attempt to consolidate power)
  • Xi Jinping (President of China)

At the moment Emmanuel Macron remains the leader in odds at Bovada. He is not a finalist, however. The #MeToo social movement is the leader behind him at 3/1, with Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump, and Elon Musk (not a finalist) installed at 4/1. We’ll see how those odds change now that the finalists are known.

This news comes a day after Kaepernick was awarded the ACLU’s Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate Award. Kaepernick was a surprise guest for the award program, and made some brief remarks, which the LA Times recorded.