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‘F***ing disaster’: Ex-Eagles DE Chris Long blasts DeSean Jackson’s posts, says ‘it doesn’t seem like it’s in vogue to call out anti-Semitism’

Ex-Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive end Chris Long has weighed in about current Eagle
DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic social media posts and called them a “f***ing disaster,” the New York Post reported.

Jackson’s now-deleted Instagram posts promoted Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan — a well-documented anti-Semite — and included quotes falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler. Jackson has since apologized, and he and his representatives reportedly reached out to a local rabbi to be educated about anti-Semitism:

What did Long have to say?

“I mean, quoting Hitler is bad business, but quoting fake Hitler quotes is like a cherry on top,” Long said
on his “Green Light” podcast, the paper noted. “I don’t know if it’d be worse if he quoted a real one or the fake one. Needless to say, it’s wrong … It seems like, and I don’t know what it is, but it seems like we’re not allowed to say, ‘Hey, that’s not good.’ It’s not good. It’s wrong, and I’m sure I have Jewish listeners. I’m against anti-Semitism, and I didn’t see, and I haven’t seen, nearly enough people saying, ‘Yeah, man, this was a misstep.'”

More from Long’s podcast, via
PhillyVoice:

“I can’t speak for the many people in the media or on Twitter who kind of bite their tongue on this thing because when it comes to anti-Semitism, it’s not in vogue to denounce it, or they have some geopolitical inclination or political inclination that complicates denouncing it. I think it’s f***** up, unequivocally, and I try not paint faith or religion with a broad brush. I don’t care what religion it is. I know it’s in vogue to punch Nazis. We love doing memes about that. We all would say we would punch a Nazi. But it doesn’t seem like it’s in vogue to call out anti-Semitism.”

Long — a social justice advocate for years — said he likes Jackson based on previous interactions but said it’s up to the Jewish community to decide if it’s going to accept that apology, the Post reported.

“Just like with Drew Brees, I don’t get to decide when his apology or his learning process on this thing is complete,” Long said, according to the Post. “All I know is that he talked bad about Jewish people, and somehow managed to use a fake Hitler quote doing it, and that is a f***ing disaster …”

Where is pushback against Jackson’s critics coming from?

Jackson’s teammate Marquise Goodwin
got defensive after saying he wished Jackson’s critics were as interested in discussing the Black Lives Matter movement, the Post reported. Godwin said on Instagram “the Jewish community is mad at me” about his comments — but later softened his stance a bit.

Former NBA star Stephen Jackson
apologized for defending DeSean Jackson’s posts by using “the wrong words” (i.e., saying DeSean Jackson was “speaking the truth”).

And while sports commentator and former NFL star Shannon Sharpe didn’t excuse DeSean Jackson’s posts, he said whites are treated with kid gloves in comparison:

Sharpe also said he spoke to Stephen Jackson about his DeSean Jackson defense and emphasized that Stephen Jackson and DeSean Jackson both were “wrong.”

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Philadelphia Eagles condemn DeSean Jackson’s Hitler-quoting, Farrakhan-praising, anti-Semitic social media posts — but don’t discipline him

The Philadelphia Eagles issued a statement about wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s recent social media posts, which were inflammatory to say the least.

On Monday, Jackson shared a series of since-deleted Instagram posts promoting Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and posts quoting Adolf Hitler.

What are the details?

The football team released a statement on Tuesday, condemning Jackson’s remarks.

The statement said, “We have spoken with DeSean Jackson about his social media posts. Regardless of his intentions, the messages he shared were offensive, harmful, and absolutely appalling. They have no place in our society, and are not condoned or supported in any way by the organization.”

In one post, Jackson shared a page from “The Hidden Treasure That Lies in Plain Sight 4: The Day of the Lord and the End of America,” which said that “Hitler said, ‘because the white Jews knows [sic] that the Negroes are the real Children of Israel and to keep Americas [sic] secret the Jews will blackmail America.'”

On Saturday, Jackson also shared a video apparently endorsing Farrakhan, a known anti-Semite, who spoke about the dangers of an elite society using a COVID-19 vaccine to intentionally depopulate the earth.

The Eagles have yet to announce any sort of disciplinary action for Jackson due to his remarks.

“We are disappointed and we reiterated to DeSean the importance of not only apologizing, but also using his platform to take action to promote unity, equality, and respect,” the team’s statement continued.

It concluded, “We are continuing to evaluate the circumstances and will take appropriate action. We take these matters very seriously and are committed to continuing to have productive and meaningful conversations with DeSean, as well as all of our players and staff, in order to educate, grow, and learn.”

What else?

In response to the outcry, Jackson insisted he had “no hatred” towards any members of the Jewish community.

“ANYONE WHO FEELS I HAVE HATE TOWARDS THE JEWISH COMMUNITY TOOK MY POST THE WRONG WAY I HAVE NO HATRED IN MY HEART TOWARDS NO ONE !! EQUALITY EQUALITY,” he wrote.

On Tuesday, the wide receiver was featured in a video apology, insisting, “I just want to first off extend an apology on behalf of me and what I stand for because … 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.”

He explained, “What I posted, I definitely didn’t mean it to the extent that you guys took it, and I just wanted to let you guys know that I’m, you know, very apologetic, and I just want you guys to understand that it never was intended … to put any race down or any religion down.”

He added, “I just probably should have never posted anything that Hitler did, because Hitler was a bad person, and I know that. I was just trying to uplift African Americans and slavery and just enlighten my people. … I didn’t intend any harm or any hatred toward any people. … I’m for love and I extend it every day.”

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Philadelphia Eagles condemn DeSean Jackson’s Hitler-quoting, Farrakhan-praising, anti-Semitic social media posts — but don’t discipline him

The Philadelphia Eagles issued a statement about wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s recent social media posts, which were inflammatory to say the least.

On Monday, Jackson shared a series of since-deleted Instagram posts promoting Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and posts quoting Adolf Hitler.

What are the details?

The football team released a statement on Tuesday, condemning Jackson’s remarks.

The statement said, “We have spoken with DeSean Jackson about his social media posts. Regardless of his intentions, the messages he shared were offensive, harmful, and absolutely appalling. They have no place in our society, and are not condoned or supported in any way by the organization.”

In one post, Jackson shared a page from “The Hidden Treasure That Lies in Plain Sight 4: The Day of the Lord and the End of America,” which said that “Hitler said, ‘because the white Jews knows [sic] that the Negroes are the real Children of Israel and to keep Americas [sic] secret the Jews will blackmail America.'”

On Saturday, Jackson also shared a video apparently endorsing Farrakhan, a known anti-Semite, who spoke about the dangers of an elite society using a COVID-19 vaccine to intentionally depopulate the earth.

The Eagles have yet to announce any sort of disciplinary action for Jackson due to his remarks.

“We are disappointed and we reiterated to DeSean the importance of not only apologizing, but also using his platform to take action to promote unity, equality, and respect,” the team’s statement continued.

It concluded, “We are continuing to evaluate the circumstances and will take appropriate action. We take these matters very seriously and are committed to continuing to have productive and meaningful conversations with DeSean, as well as all of our players and staff, in order to educate, grow, and learn.”

What else?

In response to the outcry, Jackson insisted he had “no hatred” towards any members of the Jewish community.

“ANYONE WHO FEELS I HAVE HATE TOWARDS THE JEWISH COMMUNITY TOOK MY POST THE WRONG WAY I HAVE NO HATRED IN MY HEART TOWARDS NO ONE !! EQUALITY EQUALITY,” he wrote.

On Tuesday, the wide receiver was featured in a video apology, insisting, “I just want to first off extend an apology on behalf of me and what I stand for because … 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.”

He explained, “What I posted, I definitely didn’t mean it to the extent that you guys took it, and I just wanted to let you guys know that I’m, you know, very apologetic, and I just want you guys to understand that it never was intended … to put any race down or any religion down.”

He added, “I just probably should have never posted anything that Hitler did, because Hitler was a bad person, and I know that. I was just trying to uplift African Americans and slavery and just enlighten my people. … I didn’t intend any harm or any hatred toward any people. … I’m for love and I extend it every day.”

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