Philadelphia Eagles star DeSean Jackson remains in hot water after he posted a series of anti-Semitic quotes over the past few days, one of which had been attributed to Adolf Hitler.
Jackson apologized for the posts earlier on Tuesday and is now doubling down.
Eagles’ DeSean Jackson offers second apology after posting anti-Semitic quote
It does in fact seem that Jackson is being sincere with his apologies. He admitted ignorance. That’s the first step of starting to understand something foreign to you.
But is it enough?
DeSean Jackson’s posts lead to questions about a double standard
It was earlier in the summer that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was thrown to the wolves after he indicated that those who protest the national anthem are showing disrespect. Brees had to make multiple apologies. Some are still not over it.
Sure Brees’ comments were tone-deaf. They came in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd by a then-Minneapolis police officer back on May 25.
With that said, Jackson’s posts bring back memories of one of the darkest times in world history.
“The Jews will blackmail America. They will extort America, their plan for world domination won’t work if the Negroes know who they were,” the post read.
While a fact check of the quote concludes that Hitler didn’t really say it, they it did come from a speech by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who is a known Anti-semite.