More problematic was the fact Bosa followed an Instagram account titled “too_savage_for_democrats,” which featured racist and homophobic language in several of its posts. Bosa also liked several tweets that included use of the N-word, homophobic slurs and the term “rape and pillage.” (One Twitter account compiled an extensive list of controversial posts liked by Bosa’s account).When asked why his social media accounts had been scrubbed, Bosa said his agents did so to eliminate anything that might adversely affect his draft status, adding that he didn’t know why people cared so much.”I had to,” Bosa said. “There is a chance I might end up in San Francisco.”San Francisco ultimately used its No. 2 overall pick to select Bosa. Trump, on the final day of the draft, congratulated Bosa on Twitter for his selection, telling him to “always stay true to yourself.”Congratulations to Nick Bosa on being picked number two in the NFL Draft. You will be a great player for years to come, maybe one of the best. Big Talent! San Francisco will embrace you but most importantly, always stay true to yourself. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2019MORE: Teams, odds and spread for Super Bowl 54That same day, in his first media appearance with the 49ers, Bosa backtracked from his prior comments and apologized for what he’d said via social media.”I definitely made some insensitive decisions throughout my life and I’m just excited to be here with a clean slate,” Bosa said at his introductory news conference. “I’m sorry if I hurt anybody. I definitely didn’t intend for that to be the case. I think me being here is even better for me as a person, because I don’t think there’s anywhere, any city, that you could really be in that would help you grow as much as this one will.”When asked about what he meant in calling Kaepernick a clown, Bosa had this to say: As Super Bowl 54 nears, 49ers rookie defensive end Nick Bosa can’t avoid questions he brought on himself about his social media usage before his time in the NFL.That includes a timeline of tweets that praised President Donald Trump and criticized then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick alongside Beyonce, Jay-Z and the movie “Black Panther.” Bosa also liked several posts from an Instagram that featured racist and homophobic language. (via Sports Illustrated) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d5/3c/nick-bosa-tweet-012720-si-ftr_tbydl8hhjmws1alxm8gfezhfm.png?t=-387974753&w=500&quality=80 Bosa, asked this week what the biggest lesson he learned from that time was, had this to say (via The Palm Beach Post):“Definitely to get off Twitter and just think before I say certain things because they could rub people the wrong way and that’s not what I want to try and do.”MORE: Picks, predictions for Super Bowl 54In the days leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft, many noticed that Bosa‚ an Ohio State prospect who many thought could go No. 1 overall, had scrubbed his Twitter account over draft season. His timeline espoused generally pro-Trump and conservative viewpoints and was more than happy to engage with dissenters. It also included a tweet that called Kaepernick a clown shortly after he began protesting police brutality in America by kneeling during the national anthem. “It wasn’t directed toward that. It’s not like I’m saying his stance and what he was doing — that’s not what I was talking about at all,” Bosa said. “It was just a specific thing that happened, and me, as a young kid, a thought popping into my head and, boom, decided to tweet it out. Bad decision. I respect what he’s done. If it empowers anybody, then he’s doing a good thing. I apologize for that.”Bosa added that he had learned a lot from the experience, and that he would “think a lot more before I send something out.”Since then, he hasn’t been in the news for anything other than his play on the field. Indeed, teammate Richard Sherman, an outspoken player, said Bosa’s comments would be forgotten if he could play. That seems to have been the case: The rookie earned a Pro Bowl selection while compiling 47 tackles, nine sacks and an interception returned for 46 yards in the regular season en route to Sunday’s Super Bowl.