“Somebody needs to put out that huge fire before it burns everything down!” the man screamed, as he pointed towards a giant dumpster fire that symbolizes the NFL.
The biggest problem with that sentiment is that the NFL is directly responsible for fanning the flames of that fire too. If it’s not about disgraced former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, then it’s about domestic violence, drug abuse, and the countless other catalysts that added to that fire.
Now one NFL player is under fire for making anti-Semitic remarks. And the NFL allowed this incident to add more fuel to that dumpster fire.
DeSean Jackson was one of the speediest wide receivers coming out of the 2008 NFL Draft when he was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with a 40-yard combine time of 4.35 seconds.
Jackson’s definitely no Jerry Rice or Randy Moss, but he’s had a productive career amounting to three Pro Bowls and was the first player selected to a Pro Bowl for two different positions in the same year.
One of his most infamous plays occurred earlier in his career when he ran a punt back for a touchdown, but right before he broke the endzone plane, Jackson arrogantly dropped the ball, ultimately costing his Eagles the game. You probably remember that play. It was the “How could you be so stupid?” play.
Well, if you thought that was stupid then you’re going to be surprised by what Jackson was up to last week.
Amid all of the civil unrest on America’s streets over the death of Minnesota native George Floyd, Jackson nonchalantly posted an anti-Semitic quote from none other than history’s biggest supervillains, Adolf Hitler.
On July 6th, Jackson posted an Instagram story featuring this quote from Hitler: “because the white Jews knows [sic] that the Negroes are the real Children of Israel and to keep Americas [sic] secret the Jews will blackmail America. They will extort America, their plan for world domination won’t work if the Negroes know who they were…”
If that wasn’t bad enough, Jackson also commented that “Hitler was right” and he also posted quotes from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, individually and organizationally both widely known as anti-Semitic, who recently caused a stir when he accused Dr. Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates of wanting to “depopulate the Earth” with a coronavirus vaccine. The conspiracy theories were in full force with Jackson’s post.
Of course, this increased the NFL’s active dumpster fire exponentially.
Following those posts, former NBA star Stephen Jackson, who most recently saw the nationwide spotlight because he was personal friends with George Floyd, flocked to his aid saying he was “trying to educate himself” and was “speaking the truth” about his Hitler quote.
In other words, Black Lives Matter is apparently anti-Semitic now.
Both of them apologized since the ordeal. Jackson wrote, “I just want to first off extend an apology on behalf of me and what I stand for, because you know, I’m one that’s fair and I never want to put any race down or any people down. I really didn’t realize what this passage was saying.” Apparently, he has reading comprehension issues.
The Philadelphia Eagles – his current team after short stints with the Washington Redskins and the Miami Dolphins – quickly condemned Jackson’s assertions in a statement that read, “The Philadelphia Eagles do not tolerate hate towards any individual or group. We believe in respect and equality for all races, ethnicities, and faiths. We as an organization want to help be an instrument for positive change. This can only occur through strong, deliberate actions and a commitment to learn and grow.”
But the damage has already been done. Did they kick him off the team? Nope, they just penalized him.
And the biggest irony of this story is those players who quickly condemned New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees when claiming he would never agree with anybody who kneels during the national anthem, are nothing but crickets on this story.
The NFL’s dumpster fire is by far the biggest one in professional sports.