#2. Colin Kaepernick
Like thousand of other Americans, Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, publicly protested the oppression and recurring police shootings of black men and other minorities. However, he dared to bring politics into sports by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem, causing thousands of fans to say his protest was either done at the wrong place and the wrong time, or simply wrong. It was a big scandal over one man, who happens to throw a football really well, for refusing to stand during a nationally-televised game.