Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was accused of anti-Semitism on Monday after social media users saw him promote quotes attributed to Adolph Hitler on his Instagram story.
Jackson highlighted three paragraphs from a book that attributed the quotes to Hitler. He posted the picture of the highlighted passages to his Instagram.
The passage reads:
“Hitler said, ‘because the white Jews knows [sic] that the Negros are the real Children of Israel and to keep Americas secret the Jews will black mail America.
‘The will extort America, their pan to world domination won’t work if the Negroes know who they were.
‘The white citizens of America will be terrified to know that all this time they’ve been mistreating and discriminating and lynching Children of Israel.’”
Hours later, the Eagles released a strong statement condemning his actions:
DeSean reacted to the backlash soon after his original posts:
“Anyone who feels I have hate towards the Jewish community took my post the wrong way,” Jackson wrote. “I have no hatred in my heart towards no one!! Equality equality.”