The Philadelphia Eagles said Tuesday they had told DeSean Jackson about a series of anti-Semitic posts on his Instagram account, but did not stop to describe any concrete action against the wide receiver. Jackson shared quotes falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler claiming that blacks are the “real children of Israel” and that white Jews are to blame for the violence against blacks. He then said that the job had been misunderstood and that he had “no hatred” for anyone. Former Eagles president Joe Banner wrote in a tweet on Monday that any white player who said something “as outrageous as what DeSean Jackson said about the Jews” would most likely be punished. On Tuesday, the Eagles said in a statement that Jackson’s messages were “offensive, harmful and absolutely appalling” and the franchise reiterated to Jackson the importance of apologizing and using his platform for unity. Jackson added an apology on Tuesday evening, speaking this time to the Jewish community, the parent organization of the Eagles and several of his bosses. He promised to “do better” and to “fully educate himself”.
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