New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman said Friday that he spoke with Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson over anti-Semitic comments Jackson made Monday.
“DeSean and I spoke for awhile last night. We’re making plans to use our experiences to educate one another and grow together. Stay tuned,” Edelman tweeted. (RELATED: Patriots Receiver Honors Tree Of Life Victims In Pittsburgh)
DeSean and I spoke for awhile last night. We’re making plans to use our experiences to educate one another and grow together. Stay tuned.
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) July 10, 2020
Jackson promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on his Instagram Monday, and promoted Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, as well as a quote he believed to be from Adolf Hitler. Jackson later apologized, saying he did not mean to “put any race down or any people down.” (RELATED: ‘He’s Speaking The Truth’: Stephen Jackson Defends DeSean Jackson’s Controversial Social Media Posts)
Edelman, who is Jewish, condemned Jackson’s comments Thursday, and offered to take him to the Holocaust museum in Washington D.C.
“I’m proud of my Jewish heritage, and for me it’s not just about religion. It’s about community and culture as well,” Edelman said. “I think the black and Jewish communities have a lot of similarities. One unfortunate similarity is that they are both attacked by the ignorant and the hateful.”