Sport DeSean Jackson posts anti-Semitic fake Hitler quotes, vows no hate toward Jewish community
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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson posted several fake Adolf Hitler quotes to hisover the past few days, drawing immediate backlash and prompting Jackson to clarify he has no hatred toward the Jewish community.
In the initial post from the July 4 weekend that raised eyebrows for its anti-Semitic tone, a fake quote from Hitler said World War III would be started to stop White Jewish people in America from oppressing the Black community. Jackson reposted the fabricated quote on his Instagram story Monday with his clarification to some of the backlash., the quote "originated in an unsourced article published by a disreputable web site, and which appears to loosely string together an entire ecosystem of impossibly farfetched and completely unsourced conspiracy theories."
DeSean Jackson says he has no hate toward Jewish community after repeatedly posting fake Hitler quote
An Instagram story post featuring a fake quote from Adolf Hitler resulted in Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson insisting he has no hatred toward the Jewish community, then posting the same Hitler quote again. The 33-year-old receiver drew a backlash on Monday for his initial post, which featured the fake quote in which Hitler supposedly said he would start World War III to stop white Jews in America from oppressing the Black community. Snopes has identified the quote as a fabrication originating in June 2017 and claimed to be from a book that, in reality, made no argument that Hitler had an affinity for the Black community.
"Anyone who feels I have hate towards the Jewish community took my post the wrong way," Jackson wrote. "I have no hatred in my heart towards no one !! Equality. Equality."
Then, after his clarification post, the 33-year-old receiver posted another quote that read, "This will extort America, their plan for world domination won't work if the Negroes know who they are." In that post, Jackson scribbled out other portions.
Messages made by USA TODAY Sports to the Eagles organization regarding Jackson's posts were not immediately returned. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman are both Jewish.
What should NFL teams do about racist player statements?
NFL teams have specific obligations to their players. Teams are required to pay their players per their contracts. They are required to provide a reasonably healthy environment in a collision sport, though the specter of the coronavirus pandemic will make that infinitely…The question is presented anew after Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson posted quotes over July 4th weekend on his Instagram account from what has been debunked as a meme that purported to claim that Adolf Hitler was not a racist. Jackson’s post was anti-Semitic in nature, whether he intended it to be or not.
Former Eagles president Joe Banner quickly condemned Jackson's social media postings.
"If a white player said anything about AA’s as outrageous as what Desean Jackson said about Jews tonight there would at least be a serious conversation about cutting him and a need for a team meeting to discuss,". "Which would be totally appropriate. Absolutely indefensible."
If a white player said anything about AA’s as outrageous as what Desean Jackson said about Jews tonight there would at least be a serious conversation about cutting him and a need for a team meeting to discuss. Which would be totally appropriate. Absolutely indefensible.— Joe Banner (@JoeBanner13)
In the past two days, Jackson also has posted on Instagram praising the preacher Louis Farrakhan, who is considered to be an anti-Semitic extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
DeSean Jackson Apologizes as Eagles Call Anti-Semitic Comments ‘Absolutely Appalling’
The athlete said that he had "unintentionally hurt the Jewish community"Jackson, 33, issued an apology for his posts on Tuesday, one day after he shared quotes to his Instagram Story that were falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler.
Jackson, a three-time Pro Bowler, signed a three-year deal with Philadelphia last year after being traded from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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