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John Carlos Likens 'Iconic Civil Rights Leader' Colin Kaepernick to Muhammad Ali

John Carlos, who raised his fist in a Black Power salute at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, said he believes Colin Kaepernick is "this generation's iconic civil rights leader" after recently meeting the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, according to TMZ Sports.

"Through his commitment and sacrifice to speak about the awareness of police brutality against blacks in America, Kaepernick has cemented his status in my books as one of many great individuals whose name will be spoken alongside the likes of Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, Dr. Tommie Smith, Peter Norman, and myself," Carlos added.