It's never a good idea to use sports to trivialize a tragedy...especially on social media.
Colin Kaepernick found that out the hard way. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback apologized Tuesday for comparing his improved game to the deadly floods in Houston.
Earlier in the day, Kaepernick used the Instagram hashtag "#7StormsComing" to warn Houston about the deadly floods and seemingly also warn the Houston Texans, the 49ers first pre-season opponent, at the same time.
The message backfired, as Kaepernick was almost immediately criticized. The 49ers QB responded by deleting the post and then apologizing.
"No disrespect intended! Prayers up!" he tweeted Tuesday afternoon.
Two hours later, Kaepernick also tweeted: "I'm so sorry about my insensitive post earlier today. I didn't fully understand how many people are struggling in Houston right now and I feel horrible. My prayers are with everyone there."
The city of Houston took the hardest hit from the flooding as there have been reported deaths and missing people since the storm began on Monday.
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