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Sarah Palin posts apology after mocking Colin Kaepernick’s Meals on Wheels donation

After receiving heavy backlash for a post mocking former NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s $50,000 donation to Meals on Wheels, Sarah Palin deleted the post and followed up with an apology and explanation.

After receiving heavy backlash for a post mocking former NFL player Colin Kaepernick‘s $50,000 donation to Meals on Wheels, Sarah Palin deleted the post and followed up with an apology and explanation.

This Wednesday, Palin posted a story about Kaepernick’s donation titled, “Colin Kaepernick Just Pulled Another Political Stunt” from her website written by contributor Mary Kate Knorr. The post included the caption, ““And he wonders why he can’t find a job.”

The backlash was immediate, and Twitter users piled on wondering why she’d find fault in a donation to a program that works for the common good.

On Wednesday, Palin deleted the article from her website along with the posts on her Facebook and Twitter promoting the story. She then posted an article the same writer titled, “CLARIFICATION: Out Response To The Media Outrage On A Story We Recently Covered.”

“There’s been a significant amount of online media backlash over a story written by myself and posted on Governor Palin’s website and social media accounts yesterday, which framed Colin Kaepernick’s $50,000 donation to Meals on Wheels as an anti-Trump political stunt,” Knorr wrote.

“But this instance involving myself and the story I wrote yesterday serves as a perfect example of how writing for an audience can become a distraction,” she continued. “Last night, I passed judgement on a charitable donation made by an athlete with a political history, and I wrote about it. The assumptions I made about his intentions were unfair. I am sorry for that.”

But the backlash was still prevalent:

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