Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson Anti-Semitic Post has the wide receiver in some extremely hot water. Jackson posted a verse on his Instagram that was quoted from Adolf Hitler. Yes, the one that wanted world domination, and decimated any Jewish person insight.
The quote stated “White Jews will blackmail America. They will extort America, their plan for world denomination won’t work if the Negros know who they were.” The quote isn’t attached to Hitler, but Jackson believed it was genuine.
Jackson also went on to share posts that were attached to the controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who the Anti-Defamation League, Southern Poverty Law Center, and other watchdog organizations have described as anti-Semitic and homophobic. These posts have since been deleted.
The NFL has spoken out saying that “DeSeans comments were highly inappropriate, offensive, and divisive and stand in stark contrast to the NFL values of respect, equality, and inclusion.”
Philadelphia Eagles organization has this to say
“We have spoken to DeSean Jackson about his social media posts, regardless of his intentions, the messages he shared were offensive, harmful, and absolutely appalling. They have no place in our society, and are not condoned in any way or supported in this organization.”
Jackson posted a video of an apology.
“I just want to first off extend an apology on behalf of me and what I stand for because … I never want to put any race down or any people down,” Jackson said in the accompanying video. “My post was definitely not intended for anybody of any race to feel any type of way, especially the Jewish community. What I posted, I definitely didn’t mean it to the extent that you guys took it, and I just wanted to let you guys know that I’m, you know, very apologetic, and I just want you guys to understand that it never was intended … to put any race down or any religion down.
“… I just probably should have never posted anything that Hitler did, because Hitler was a bad person, and I know that. I was just trying to uplift African Americans and slavery and just enlighten my people. … I didn’t intend any harm or any hatred toward any people. … I’m for love and I extend it every day.”
The Eagles have said that they are looking into further action toward their star receiver.
We will keep you posted as more news comes in.