Colin Kaepernick, who once caused a stir by posting a picture of himself in a Miami Dolphins cap, made a far more serious social media blunder today when he captioned a picture of the recent flooding in Houston with, “I warned you the #7tormsComing!!! #Houston.”
Severe rains and subsequent flooding in Texas has killed several people and dozens more are missing. The quarterback’s followers instantly realized what Kaepernick didn’t – that his post was insensitive and would draw negative attention.
“That has to be hacked,” one replied. “I hope that wasn’t him that posted that.”
Another: “Take it down”
Another: “That’s awful”
Another: “Yo you gotta delete this”
Kaepernick, 27, took down the posting on Instagram, but not before it caught the attention of national web sites like Deadspin and Pro Football Talk.
Taking from a movie favorite, SE7EN, Kaepernick typically stamps his posts with the hashtag #7tormsComing. He issued two apologies later in the afternoon, including the one below. Kaepernick and the 49ers will open the preseason against the Texans in Houston.