PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson said he “didn’t intend any harm or any hatred toward any people,” after posting an anti-Semitic message on social media.
Jackson posted video on his an Instagram story feed and two other posts that included a screenshot with quotes attributed to Hitler and Louis Farrakhan. The social media posts have been deleted according to ESPN.
Jackson later apologized after receiving backlash for sharing the posts.
“My post was definitely not intended for anybody of any race to feel any type of way, especially the Jewish community,” Jackson said in a video he posted on Instagram on Tuesday. “I post things on my story all the time, and just probably never should have posted anything Hitler did, because Hitler was a bad person, and I know that.”
The team issued the following statement:
The NFL also issued a statement, saying:
Jackson, a three-time Pro Bowl pick, is in his second stint in Philadelphia, returning last season to the team that drafted him in the second round of the 2008 draft.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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