Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson will visit Auschwitz after making anti-Semitic social media posts.
According to a Sunday report from The Jerusalem Post, Jackson accepted an invite from Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg during a recent Zoom conversation. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
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Today I had an opportunity to speak with 94 year old holocaust survivor Mr. Edward Mosberg. Thank you Mr. Mosberg for your valuable time and insight today . Im taking this time to continue with educating myself and bridging the gap between different cultures, communities & religions. LOVE 2 ALL!!!!! TO BE CONTINUED …..
From The Depths founder Jonny Daniels, who set up the call between Mosberg and Jackson, told The Jerusalem Post, “We are working with DeSean and his team to set dates for this trip to go ahead and are happy that DeSean agreed.”
— Jonny Daniels (@MrJonnyDaniels) July 7, 2020
DeSean Jackson, posts a quote from Hitler, says he’s not anti-Semitic and then highlights the particularly anti-Semitic part.
As an Eagles fan, this is disgusting. Where is the response from the team and the NFL? pic.twitter.com/MFPmz0PyOY
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 7, 2020
Apology from DeSean Jackson himself.
We’ve known this guy what, 12 years now? It’s safe to say he’s more prone to say something misinformed or boneheaded than to say or do anything with actual malicious intent pic.twitter.com/nzoDUToV38
— Eagles Fan Problems (@EagleFanProbs) July 7, 2020
This is the type of stuff that should be applauded. This is the kind of stuff that we need more of. Jackson posted disgusting messages aimed at the Jewish community on Instagram.
There was no excuse for it at all.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) July 7, 2020
Now, he’ll get to see the horrific WWII death camp with his own eyes and he’ll do it with a man who survived the horrors brought down by Hitler on the Jewish people and others.
This is a great example of how education can fix ignorance. Hopefully, Jackson learns a lot and uses his new knowledge to promote a better message. He made a gigantic mistake, and it’s time for him to fix it. The Eagles receiver seems committed to getting the job done.