From the “You Can’t Make This Up” category.
Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson drew backlash Monday after posting a story on his Instagram of a fake quote from Adolf Hitler:
What could bring someone to post this, especially someone in the spotlight is beyond reprehensible, but a quick remorseful apology would all but put out the fire.
And Jackson did that in a way by later posting: “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.”
But he didn’t stop.
He followed up that message by posting another picture to his Instagram story highlighting the most vile part of the fake Hitler quote claiming Jews will extort America on their plan toward world domination (see below)
Jackson has also shared several posts from Louis Farrakhan, a man who has routinely been dubbed as anti-semitic and homophobic by watchdog groups. Farrakhan described Hitler as “a very great man.”
Former Eagles president Joe Banner, tweeted that Jackson should face consequences:
“If a white player said anything about AA’s (African Americans) 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,” Banner said in a tweet. “Which would be totally appropriate. Absolutely indefensible.”
The team has not yet publicly commented on Jackson’s post.
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