NFL’s DeSean Jackson Accused Of Anti-Semitic Social Media Post, Later Apologizes: I Have No Hatred In My Heart
Football player DeSean Jackson did not score a touchdown with some users on social media regarding his latest comments on racial injustice. The 33-year-old posted an excerpt from an article that highlighted this quote, which was falsely-attributed to dictator Adolf Hitler. The quote read:
“Hitler said, “because the white Jews knows that the Negroes are the real Children of Israel and to keep Americas secret the Jews will blackmail America. [They] will extort America, their plan for world domination won’t work if the Negroes know who they were.”
“The white citizen of America will be terrified to know that all this time they’ve been mistreating and discriminating and lynching the Children of Israel.”
DeSean Jackson was immediately criticized for the post and was accused of spewing anti-semitic rhetoric. However, former NBA player Stephen Jackson came to his defense:
“So I just read a statement that the Philadelphia Eagles posted regarding DeSean Jackson’s comments. He was trying to educate himself [and] educate people- and he’s speaking the truth…you know he don’t hate nobody, but he’s speaking the truth of the facts that he know- and tried to educate others. But y’all don’t want us to educate ourselves. If it’s talking about the Black race, y’all ain’t saying nothin’ about it…police killin’ us and treating us like sh*t. Racism [is] at an all-time high, but ain’t none of you NFL owners spoke up on that. Ain’t none of you teams spoke up on that…”
Stephen Jackson says Desean Jackson is speaking the truth pic.twitter.com/giPOBFYoU9
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) July 7, 2020
Stephen Jackson added how ownership in major sports is a racist system.
DeSean Jackson has since deleted his posts and apologized:
“Anyone who feels I have hate towards the Jewish community took my post the wrong way I have no hatred in my heart towards no one!! Equality equality”
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