Drew Brees’ critics are largely silent on DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic social media posts

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Drew Brees received a visceral game last month for his kneeling position at the national anthem. Now, those who have spoken out against the New Orleans Saints quarterback have been largely silent regarding DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic posts on Instagram.

Jackson, who is currently a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, published falsely attributed quotes to Adolf Hitler and praised famed anti-Semitic preacher Louis Farrakhan. He highlighted three paragraphs from a book that attributed the quotes to Hitler and shared them on his Instagram.

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The passage reads as follows:

“Hitler said, ‘because white Jews know [sic] that the Negros are the real children of Israel and to keep the Americas secret, the Jews will send black mail to America.

« [They] will extort America, their pan for world domination will not work if black people know who they were.

“The white citizens of America will be terrified to know that during this time they have mistreated, discriminated against and lynched the children of Israel.”

The Philly Voice noted that the passage appears to come from the book “Jerusalem”, which attributed the quote to “The Nazi World War”.

Jackson then published two photos of the famous anti-Semitic preacher Louis Farrakhan. He praised Farrakhan as “powerful” and released a clip warning him against vaccines.

In the aftermath of all this, there was no Twitter feed from any current NFL player to find out if Jackson was wrong or any Jackson teammate saying he was “part of the problem” as some have done. for Brees when he said that he would never agree with someone who knelt down during the national anthem.

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New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan at most retweeted a message from Joy Taylor of Fox Sports, who said, “What DeSean Jackson posted was wrong and ignorant. There is no defense for this. I’m glad he apologized and took action. Hopefully he will continue to take the time and energy to find out why what he published was hurtful. Growth and empathy are important to all of us right now. ”

Jackson’s Eagles teammates quickly accepted his apology by retweeting his second statement, which he posted on Twitter later Tuesday. No future opponent said he was looking forward to playing Jackson and no one wondered if Jackson was really coming to apologize.

Jackson even found support from former NBA player Stephen Jackson and former Kansas City chiefs Larry Johnson.

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Former Eagles president Joe Banner was quick to denounce Jackson’s comments. He tweeted, “If a white player said something about AA as outrageous as what Desean Jackson said about the Jews tonight, there would at least be some serious talk about cutting it off and a need to a team meeting to discuss. Which would be entirely appropriate. Absolutely untenable. ”

Former NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz told the New York Post that he was not surprised that there was no more public outcry due to the lack of Jewish players in the NFL. Compared to the Black Lives Matter movement, Schwartz said the initiative is closer to home for most players.

“I think part of that is most people who have spoken out on issues that have happened in our country, they are very dear to their hearts, right? ” he said. “A lot of Jewish athletes don’t talk about it because there aren’t many of us, there are like three in the NFL. I think some of them don’t feel comfortable talking about it, and why should they do it?

“With Black Lives Matter, many players who are not black agree with the movement and support it. There simply aren’t many Jewish players. I am not surprised that no one defended the Jewish people over these comments. It doesn’t really shock me, however. I say to myself, “Okay, I didn’t expect anyone to stand up for the Jewish people.” ”

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The Eagles released a statement on Jackson’s post.

“We talked to DeSean Jackson about his social media posts. Whatever his intentions, the messages he shared were offensive, harmful and absolutely appalling. They have no place in our society and are not tolerated or supported in any way by the organization, “he said. We are disappointed and have reiterated to DeSean the importance of not only apologizing, but also using its platform to take action to promote unity, equality and respect. We continue to assess the circumstances and will take appropriate action. We take these issues very seriously and are committed to continuing to have productive and meaningful conversations with DeSean, as well as with all of our players and staff, in order to educate, learn and grow. ”

Later Tuesday, Jackson apologized for his messages.

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