Eagles’ DeSean Jackson issues another apology for his anti-semitic post
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson issued another apology for his anti-semitic social media posts from over the weekend and on Monday.
DeSean Jackson initially posted on his Instagram story that white Jews “will blackmail America. [They] will extort America, their plan for world domination won’t work if the Negroes know who they were.” He then shared two posts on Instagram on Saturday and again on Monday that expressed “admiration for Farrakhan, whom the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center have identified as anti-Semitic.”
DeSean Jackson has since deleted the posts while apologizing twice on Monday as his first apology was not received well across the Internet.
— Desean Jackson (@DeSeanJackson10) July 7, 2020
Following DeSean Jackson’s initial anti-semitic posts, the Eagles released a statement acknowledging that the organization condemns the wide out’s actions regardless of what he intended to say or mean.
“We have spoken with DeSean Jackson about his social media posts,” the Eagles said in its official statement. “Regardless of his intentions, the messages he shared were offensive, harmful, and absolutely appalling. They have no place in our society, and are not condoned or supported in any way by the organization.
“We are disappointed and we reiterated to DeSean (Jackson) the importance of not only apologizing, but also using his platform to take action to promote unity, equality, and respect. We are continuing to evaluate the circumstances and will take appropriate action. We take these matters very seriously and are committed to continuing to have productive and meaningful conversations with DeSean, as well as all of our players and staff, in order to educate, learn, and grow.”
As it stands at the moment, DeSean Jackson remains a part of the Eagles organization. However, according to the team’s statement, it remains to be as to whether or not the Eagles take further action in regards to a punishment for the prolific pass catcher.