Michigan Player Finally Apologizes For Sharing Anti-Semitic Message, Still Maintains It Was An Accident

Michigan football player Donovan Edwards released a second statement Thursday night after sharing an anti-Semitic message on Twitter.

The talented running back retweeted a message claiming "Jewish people will literally tell you that they want you to kill your own and humiliate your women simply because they have children to feed."

Initially, Edwards claimed the retweet happened because of a "glitch." It's important to note when you retweet something, Twitter specifically asks you if you want to share it or not. It takes more than one click to get it done.

Now, he's issued a second statement, and apologized while still maintaining it was a complete accident.

Donovan Edwards finally apologizes.

"I would like to make it clear: I apologize for mistakenly retweeting a message that was so hurtful to so many especially those in the Jewish Community," Edwards wrote Thursday night.

He added, "I have nothing but love for others & I never judge anyone based on race or religion."

The difficult part about Donovan Edwards' explanation is that the retweet is hardly the only racially charged content on his Twitter.

As of Friday morning, the third latest tweet on his feed is about how our doctors, lawyers, politicians and more being secret members of the KKK. He also liked anti-American content featuring infamous radical Louis Farrakhan.

Now, he's asking people to believe it was a complete accident he shared anti-Semitic content for his followers.

More than anything, this serves as a great learning opportunity. Jewish students make up 14% of Michigan's student body, and Edwards could easily sit down and talk with people to learn how his RT was so dumb.

Michigan regent Jordan Acker tweeted he's planning on taking Edwards to the The Zekelman Holocaust Center after the season. That seems like a good start.

Education is always the best option in situations like this. Edwards is a young man who has shared some insanely hateful content. The best way to combat that isn't by shouting him down. It's by engaging in conversation that he can learn from.

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David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture. He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics. Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.