Stephen Jackson defends DeSean Jackson's anti-semitic message

Ruben Hill
July 9, 2020

DeSean Jackson posted an apology on Instagram on Tuesday night, and the Eagles called his initial comments "appalling".

"I just read a statement that the Philadelphia Eagles posted regarding DeSean Jackson's comments". He was trying to educate people, educate himself, and he's speaking the truth. Right? He's speaking the truth.

The tweet accompanied a story that similarly headlined, "Stephen Jackson says Eagles" DeSean Jackson "speaking the truth' with controversial posts". "But y'all don't want him to educate ourselves".

"If it's talking about the black race, y'all don't know nothing about it", added Jackson. "But they are wrong for how they're handling D-Jax because Cooper said the N-word publicly at a concert", Stephen Jackson said. "They slapped him on the wrist and he got a contract extension".

Jackson continued, "I play for The Big 3, we have a Jewish owner".

"I would like to invite you to join me at the sites of these German Nazi death camps to understand what evil truly is and why sharing quotes of the man behind this evil is so offensive to us all", Mosberg wrote. "It's the way we been treated". The next season, Cooper received a five-year extension from the team. He was released by the team in 2016. That's where Stephen Jackson comes in. Jackson is a former National Basketball Association analyst for ESPN.

DeSean Jackson spoke with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman - who both are Jewish - on Tuesday, a source told ESPN's Tim McManus, with Lurie expressing deep disappointment about the social media posts.

DeSean Jackson's quote is based on a disproven story that Hitler wanted to start a world war to stop Jews in America from oppressing black people. He posted additional messages supporting Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has been identified as anti-Semitic and homophobic by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center. Those posts have since been deleted.

The Eagles have not yet announced if a punishment will be handed down to the star receiver.

"My post was definitely not intended for anybody of any race to feel any type of way, especially the Jewish community", DeSean Jackson said in the video. Jackson has apologized after backlash for sharing anti-Semitic posts on social media over the weekend.

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