What the Foul?
SAN FRANCISCO — Colin Kaepernick had no idea what type of storm was coming when the 49ers quarterback used the hashtag #7tormsComing to compare himself to the deadly and devastating Houston floods over social media.
Kaep, who has almost 1.3 million followers on Instagram and 755,000 followers on Twitter, thought it would be a good idea to post a photo of the Houston floods with the caption, “I warned you the #7tormsComing!!! #Houston #prayersup” on his Instragram. He also tweeted out, “I warned you the #7tormsComing!!! #Houston.”
He deleted his Instagram post first and then later his Tweet after he came to his senses. Or at least after his agent told him to delete them.
Kaepernick enjoys using the hashtag #7tormsComing to warn opponents and fans of his improved game. So naturally, what better time to use it than during a natural disaster?
The starting quarterback issued an initial apology, “No disrespect intended! Prayers up!”
He then followed that up with an Instagram post of himself shirtless with the same lame hashtag.
Two hours later, he issued another longer apology.
The floods in Texas and Oklahoma have claimed 14 lives. That number is expected to rise.