All Eagles Players Have Remained Silent On DeSean Jackson’s Anti-Semetic Post

Jackson apologized for his post that referenced a quote falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler claiming “the Jews will blackmail America. [They] will extort America, their plan for world domination won’t work if the Negroes know who they were.”

He also reportedly apologized to Eagles owner Jeff Lurie and General Manager Howie Roseman, both of whom are Jewish. Jackson and his representatives have also spoken to a local rabbi in Philadelphia and Jackson has pledged to educate himself.

Only a handful of players around the league have responded to Jackson’s anti-Semitic post.

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, who is Jewish, posted a video on social media addressing the situation, and invited Jackson to visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.

“I think the black and Jewish communities have a lot of similarities,” Edelman said. “One unfortunate similarity is that they are both attacked by the ignorant and the hateful.”

“We need to listen, we need to learn, we need to act,” Edelman says. “We need to have those uncomfortable conversations, if we’re gonna have real change. So to that end, DeSean, let’s do a deal. How ’bout we go to D.C. and I take you to the Holocaust Museum, and then you take me to the Museum of African-American History and Culture. Afterward, we grab some burgers, and we have those uncomfortable conversations.”

Chiefs right tackle Mitchell Schwartz, who is also Jewish, shared his thoughts on Twitter.

“As a Jewish-American in the NFL, I stand with my brothers of all races and creeds against any form of discrimination and hate,” Schwartz posted on Twitter.

“One of the things that makes our game so great is the diverse background of the guys in the locker room, not just from a racial standpoint but a religious one as well. Although in my personal experience my teammates have always been supportive and interested in my faith, Anti-Semitism is on the rise in this country. Tragedy after tragedy, the number of hate crimes against Jews has reached record levels in the past few years. My hope is we can use this moment to shed light on and bring awareness to the hate and oppression the Jewish Community still faces while standing strong with the Black Lives Matter movement. We can only have change if we denounce racism and bias in all its forms. Our platforms as athletes are a powerful tool, and with them comes immense responsibility. We can all do better.”

Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward and offensive tackle Zach Banner also responded on Twitter. Heyward and Banner got to see what happened in 2018 at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, when 11 people were shot and killed by a gunman – the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in our nation’s history.

All of Jackson’s Eagles’ teammates have remained silent.

As ESPN’s Matthew Berry tweeted: You are either against all hate or you are not. It’s not a pick and choose proposition.



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