Kaepernick was the San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback in 2012, the last time they played in the Super Bowl. Kaepernick started kneeling to protest racial disparity in 2016. He has not played in the NFL since that season.
PETA said Kaepernick has responded positively to the ad.
This is not the first time a PETA advertisement for the Super Bowl did not air.
The NFL and Fox did not comment.