By Michael Barron
After receiving criticism on social media, Eagles DeSean Jackson, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, said the posts were taken “the wrong way.”
“Anyone who feels I have hate towards the Jewish community took my post the wrong way,” he posted on his Instagram story along with the highlighted passage that was attributed to Hitler. “I have no hatred in my heart toward no one!! Equality. Equality.” At the end, he added raised fist emojis in multiple skin tones.
The Anti-Defamation League of Philadelphia today asked on social media for Jackson to “immediately apologize” and to learn more about Farrakhan’s “disturbing history of hate and antisemitism.”
“Deeply troubling to see @DeSeanJackson10 promoting the message of notorious antisemite and NOI leader Louis Farrakhan. We have reached out to the @Eagles about this and call on Jackson to immediately apologize,” ADL Philadelphia said on social media. “We urge Mr. Jackson to use his platform as a professional athlete to promote unity and positivity, rather than the divisive words of a bigot.”
The Eagles, who signed Jackson (above with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, who is Jewish) to a three-year deal in March 2019 for his second stint with the team, have not yet commented on the posts.