On Tuesday, San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick apologized for his post on Instagram that seemed to trivialize the deadly floods in Houston, most of Texas region and Oklahoma. Kaepernick has deleted the controversial post from his social media accounts. He has 1.3 million followers on Instagram and 7,55,000 followers on Twitter.
Kaepernick, who used the hashtag #7tormsComing to warn opponents about his improved game, initially made a post on Instagram showing the flood that wreaked havoc in several areas, resulting to significant death toll.
“I warned you the #7tormsComing !!! #Houston.” Along with that, the NFL star posted a photo of cars submerged in Houston.
Kaepernick soon realized his mistake and deleted the post with an apologizing post that reads, “no disrespect intended! Prayers up!” Two minutes later he posted a shirtless picture of himself and then returned to issue a stronger apology. It reads, “I am really sorry about my insensitive post earlier today. I didn’t fully understand how many people are struggling in Houston now and I feel horrible. My prayers are with everyone there.”
More than a dozen people are still missing, apart from several deaths reported, after a weekend storm ravaged the region, damaging many homes. Most of the Rockets’ fans were stranded in the Toyota Center after their team won the game 4 of Western Conference Finals on Monday against the Golden State Warriors due to the storm.