DeSean Jackson apologizes for anti-Semitic quotes on social media
Philadelphia Eagles star DeSean Jackson caused a lot of controversy overnight. The wide receiver posted a quote on Instagram that he believed to be from Adolf Hitler. As you could probably guess, the quote was extremely anti-semitic.
Unsurprisingly, the Eagles were quick to release a statement against the comments, and now Jackson has done the same.
Jackson took to Instagram to post an apology.
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I post a lot of things that are sent to me. I do not have hatred towards anyone. I really didn’t realize what this passage was saying. Hitler has caused terrible pain to Jewish people like the pain African-Americans have suffered. We should be together fighting anti-Semitism and racism. This was a mistake to post this and I truly apologize for posting it and sorry for any hurt I have caused.
In the apology, he expresses that he does not have any hatred towards anyone and says that “we should be together fighting anti-Semitism and racism”. He calls the post a mistake and says he is “truly” apologizing for posting it.
In the actual video, DeSean Jackson says disavows Hitler (obviously). He says that he was trying to “uplift African Americans” and “enlighten” his people.
The wide receiver also apologizes multiple times and expresses that he believes anyone that knows him, knows that he does not have hatred in his heart.
Jackson got off to a hot start in 2019, but ended up appearing in just three games due to injury. He finished the year with nine receptions for 159 yards and two touchdowns.
Eight of those receptions for 154 of those yards and both touchdowns came in Week 1 against the Washington Redskins.
So the hope of the Eagles is that Jackson will come back healthy and could be a major contributor on the field in 2020.
Now they have to hope that he can also put this terrible incident behind him. They also have to hope the fans can forgive Jackson as well, because if not, this could be a messy situation.