Drew Brees critics silent over DeSean Jackson’s appalling anti-Semitic posts quoting Hitler

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DeSean Jackson, a black wide receiver with the Philadelphia Eagles, is under fire over egregious anti-Semitic Instagram posts praising Louis Farrakhan and touting discredited quotes from Adolf Hitler himself.

But the reaction he is seeing pales in comparison to the reaction New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees, a white player, faced when he stood up for America by saying that “standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand over your heart” shows unity.

Much of the sports world turned on Brees, to include NBA liberal primadonna Lebron James, forcing an apology — when Brees capitulated to the rage mob, the player was still attacked and faced calls for New Orleans to cut him.

The passage from a book shared by Jackson reads:

“Hitler said, ‘because the white Jews knows [sic] that the Negros are the real Children of Israel and to keep Americas secret the Jews will black mail America.

‘[They] will extort America, their pan to world domination won’t work if the Negroes know who they were.

‘The white citizens of America will be terrified to know that all this time they’ve been mistreating and discriminating and lynching Children of Israel.’”

 

The Philadelphia Eagles released a statement condemning Jackson’s post, but did not call for an apology and announced no immediate actions being taken.

(Owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman are Jewish.)

“We have spoken with DeSean Jackson about his social media posts,” the statement read. “Regardless of his intentions, the messages he shared were offensive, harmful, and absolutely appalling. They have no place in our society, and are not condoned or supported in any way by the organization. We are disappointed and we iterated to DeSean the importance of not only apologizing, but also using his platform to take action to promote unity, equality, and respect. We are continuing to evaluate the circumstances and will take appropriate action. We take these matters very seriously and are committed to continuing to have productive and meaningful conversations with DeSean, as well as all of our players and staff, in order to educate, learn, and grow.”

The NFL released a statement calling Jackson’s comments “highly inappropriate, offensive and divisive,” adding that they “stand in stark contrast to the NFL’s values of respect, equality and inclusion.”

Roger Goodell, the “woke” NFL commissioner, recently spoke in support of Black Lives Matter: “We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the NFL, believe Black Lives Matter.”

Playing the ignorant card, Jackson would eventually post an apology on Instagram.

“I post a lot of things that are sent to me,” he wrote. “I do not have hatred towards anyone. I really didn’t realize what this passage was saying. Hitler has caused terrible pain to Jewish people like the pain African-Americans have suffered. We should be together fighting anti-Semitism and racism. This was a mistake to post this and I truly apologize for posting it and sorry for any hurt I have caused.”

He released a more polished apology that was almost certainly produced by a well-paid public relations firm, promising to “do better” and to “fully educate” himself.

Former Eagles president Joe Banner, who is Jewish, was outraged by Jackson’s posts, calling them “absolutely indefensible,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He also noted in a tweet — accurately — that if the player was white, there’d be a very different reaction.

“If a white player said anything about AA’s as outrageous as what Desean Jackson said about Jews tonight there would at least be a serious conversation about cutting him and a need for a team meeting to discuss. Which would be totally appropriate. Absolutely indefensible.”

“I can’t predict what the Eagles will do,” Banner told the Inquirer. “But I know them well enough to know they will not be OK with it and will be upset and think what he did and said is wrong. Exactly what action this leads to, I wouldn’t try to predict.”

Still, the hypocrisy over how Brees was treated compared to the reactions to Jackson’s posts can’t be dismissed.

In fact, as social media user Ashley St Clair noted, there’s only one way to describe it: “Clown World.”

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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