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DeSean Jackson Says Fake Hitler Quote He Shared Wasn’t Intended As Hatred Towards Jews

DeSean Jackson, the wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, shared a flagrantly anti-semitic post on Instagram this week. He shared a quote attributed to Hitler that said “because the white Jews know that the Negroes are the real Children of Israel and to keep Americas secret the Jews will blackmail America”. The fact-checking site Snopes says this quote is a hoax.

Facing backlash for sharing it, Jackson later wrote that anyone who took this quote as being anti-Jewish was interpreting the wrong way:

As Crossing Broad noted, Jackson also shared a couple since-deleted entries praising Louis Farrakhan.

As the Anti-Defamation League has pointed out, Farrakhan has railed against Jews for a sustained period. Thus far, the Eagles — whose owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman are Jewish — have not weighed in on the matter.

UPDATE: The Eagles have issued a statement on the matter:

And Jackson has apologized:

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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  1. Hitler this, Hitler that. Everybody is worried about Hitler and calling their political opponents Hitler. People like Farrakhan are the real threat, because thwy are alive and well in the present day while Hitler’s skull sits anonymously in a Soviet archive somewhere. They hide behind the Left’s blind defense of all blacks (as long as they’re good democrats, of course.)

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