Colin Rand Kaepernick (b. 1987) is a former American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. Besides being known for his athleticism, Kaepernick is popularly known for kneeling during the US national anthem as a form of protest against racial inequality in the country. In 2015, Colin Kaepernick decided to go vegan for ethical reasons.
In an interview to GQ, he noted that he switched to veganism as “he cannot be silent during a time when oppression is present anywhere, whether that be human or non-human oppression.”