SI may have its own readymade reasons for why it did not include Kaepernick on the cover—and with all the backlash that the publication has received, it’s likely we will hear those reasons—but it cannot go unnoticed that Kaepernick’s protests and movement have been hijacked by people with their own agenda. He is being made a footnote in the greater story that he created all by himself, and that is fucked up.