Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Colin Kaepernick apologizes for Instagram joke about Houston flood

The plains my be flooding in Texas but it looks like Colin Kaepernick also found himself knee-deep in mud Tuesday while standing on the sidelines of the disaster.

The 49ers quarterback posted a photo to Instagram of cars caught in flood waters in Houston above the #7tormsComing hashtag that has become his trademark.

"I warned you the #7tormsComing !!! #Houston," the caption read.

After more than a foot of rain pounded the Houston area, several Twitter users commented the image was in poor taste before Kaepernick deleted it, although a tweet linking to it remained up.

The flooding has killed at least 14, with more declared missing.

Kaepernick apologized after the backlash and apologized on his Twitter account: "No disrespect intended! Prayers up!"

Another tweet followed that read, "Just livin! #WhoDoYouLove #IDontGetTired," and linked to a shirtless Instagram photo. It is not clear whether the tweet was related to the earlier one about flooding.

A few hours later, Kaepernick tweeted out another apology.

"I'm so sorry about my insensitive post earlier today," read the tweet. "I didn't fully understand how many people are struggling in Houston right now and I feel horrible. My prayers are with everyone there."

Looks like someone learned a hard lesson about the boundaries of social media.

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