DeSean Jackson, after he posted an anti-Semitic quote on his Instagram, was penalized by the Philadelphia Eagles. Then, he associated it with Hitler that really fired up issues of him being anti-Semitic.
The team did not mention further details about the penalty. However, they stated that Jackson faced the consequences, and he has apologized.
“He understands that in order to remain in the team, he must also commit to supporting his words with actions,” the Eagles said in their statement.
According to the report of the NBC news, the penalty is based on terms of the new collective bargaining agreement. Stated in the deal that NFL teams can fine a player for conduct detrimental to the team up to one week’s pay.
It was on Monday when the Eagle’s star posted a picture of text about a conspiracy theory. The theory is about the Jewish Plot to oppress African Americans. And, Hitler was the source that he cited for the anti-Semitic text that he has posted.
After realizing his post, he blacked out the offensive part of the picture of the text. Then, he highlighted the portion which he is actually trying to point out. However, his post has already reached thousands of people and thought about what he posted anti-Semitic and offensive.
On Tuesday, the NFL said that Jackson’s social media post is offensive having Jackson upload a video on Instagram apologizing for what he has posted.
“I probably should have never posted anything that Hitler did, because Hitler was a bad person and I know that,” he said in front of the camera. “I was just trying to uplift African Americans.”
And on Friday, the Eagle NFL player posted online about talking with a Holocaust survivor. He said that he is taking the time to continue educating himself.
NFL stated that although they were encouraged by his initiative to learn and educate himself, they believe that lots of work still need to be done.
“We must continue to fight against the anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination, while not losing part of the important battle against systemic racism,” they added.