The Eagles have released the following statement in response to DeSean Jackson’s recent behavior on social media:
In case you missed it, yesterday DeSean made a slew of Instagram posts expressing anti-Semitic views, both in the form of purported Hitler quotes—yes, you read that right—and a series of endorsements of Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam—a hate group known to express anti-Semitic views, among other discriminatory beliefs.
Here’s the full post of the (albeit fake) Hitler quote:
Suffice to say this is bad—no matter where his intentions may have been.
It’s pretty easy to understand that DeSean was merely expressing pro-black beliefs, and didn’t intend to share anti-Semitic ideology in that same breathe, but his apology isn’t doing him any favors.
Via Instagram, (@0ne0fone) DeSean Jackson:
“Anyone who feels I have hate towards the Jewish community took my post the wrong way, I have no hatred in my heart toward no one!! Equality. Equality.”
“You took my post the wrong way” isn’t an apology. I’m guessing he didn’t consult his agent on this one.
While it doesn’t appear the Eagles intend to suspend DeSean at this time, they’re likely monitoring him closely to see if his next apology hits the correct notes—if he fails to do that all bets are off the table.
Shortly following the team’s statement DeSean posted this apology to Instagram: