Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson says he has “no hate” toward the Jewish Community after posting anti-Semitic messages on social media.
In an Instagram story on Monday, Jackson shared a quote that was attributed to Adolf Hitler, and two Instagram posts that praised Farrakhan. The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified the Nation of Islam as anti-Semitic.
Jackson issued an apology in an Instagram video Tuesday saying he "really didn't realize what this passage was saying" and that he was "sorry for any hurt I have caused."
His posts received heavy criticism online, and former Eagles president Joe Banner suggested on Twitter that the team should consider cutting him. Following the backlash online, Jackson reposted part of the quote Monday with most of the page blacked out and said his posts were taken "the wrong way."
"Anyone who feels I have hate towards the Jewish community took my post the wrong way," he said. "I have no hatred in my heart toward no one!! Equality. Equality."
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