We all know about the whole “dumb jock” stereotype and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is doing little to dispel it.
Over the last several days, there has been extensive news coverage of the flooding affecting Texas. Currently, the death toll stands at twelve, with five of the deaths occurring in the Houston area. Against this backdrop of disaster and death, Colin Kaepernick dropped this gem in Instagram:
The caption read “I warned you the #7tormsComing #Houston”
This prompted responses from some of his 1.3 million Instagram followers, some of whom informed him that people actually died in the flooding.
Shortly after this, Kaepernick deleted the post but, of course, there are those pesky things known as screen shots. The 49ers QB also issued a tepid apology on Twitter:
“No disrespect intended! Prayers up!”
However, this did little to help his case so, he later issued a fuller apology.
“I’m so sorry about my insensitive post earlier today. I didn’t fully understand how people are struggling in Houston right now and I feel horrible. My prayers are with everyone there.”
It might behoove Mr. Kaepernick to use the same device that he uses for Instagram and Twitter to look up a little news every now and then.