Eagles star wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been getting a ton of social media backlash after he took to his Instagram story and shared anti-Semitic messages that highlighted a quote from none other than Adolf Hitler.
Many people called for him to be released from the team, but the Eagles went a different route with the statement they released:
The veteran WR would eventually take to Instagram and drop a public apaolgy:
“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.”
“I just want to, first off, extend an apology,” Jackson said in an Instagram video. “I never want to put any race down or any people down. My post was definitely not intended for anybody of any race to feel any type of way, especially the Jewish community. When I posted what I posted I definitely didn’t mean it to the extent that you guys took it.”
Jackson added that “Hitler was a bad person and I know that” and “People that know me know I have no hatred in my heart.”