Sports Broadcaster Defends DeSean Jackson For Anti-Semitic Comments
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Former NFL player and popular sports broadcaster Shannon Sharpe came to the defense of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson for posting Nazi Leader Adolf Hitler quotes on social media.
Sharpe argued that the actions from Jackson were fine because he is not being treated fairly over “dead-ass wrong” comments solely because he is black.
Last weekend, the Eagles star receiver posted a quote attributed Hitler on Instagram that read: “because the white Jews knows that the Negroes are the real Children of Israel and to keep Americas [sic] secret the Jews will blackmail America. The [sic] will extort America, their plan for world domination won’t work if the Negroes know who they are.”
Jackson, who literally quoted the man who was responsible for murdering millions of Jews, was rightly condemned for his decision to share anti-Semitic propaganda. Initially, Jackson defended his actions by saying everybody “took my post the wrong way” however he later apologized on Tuesday.
During his Fox Sports show “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed,” Sharpe argued that Jackson was only being targeted because he is black.
“Skip, we’re going to have to be careful, because we ask black people to disavow a lot of people. You remember when President Obama was running for office? He had to disavow Rev. [Jeremiah] Wright,” Sharpe said. “Whites never have to disavow.”
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
NFL team owners Jerry Jones and Robert Kraft have not been forced to disavow President Trump despite standing “lock-stock-and-barrel” with him, Sharpe said. The commentator pointed to Trump’s comments during the clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville in 2017.
White supremacists had rallied against tearing down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee as a national debate took place over whether Confederate statues should be left alone, taken down, or moved to museums. During a press conference addressing the protest, Trump said there “are very fine people on both sides” of the debate over Confederate statues. The quote has since been taken out of context numerous times to suggest Trump called white supremacists “very fine people” despite his condemnation of them.
“We know what President Trump has said. We know what he’s done, but nobody has asked. He stands up there, ‘good people on both sides,’” Sharpe said. Sharpe continued by claiming that former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy was used by the NFL.
“In situations when whites say something bad in the NFL, they get Tony Dungy. Mr. Tony, he’ll clean up everything,” Sharpe said. “Where is the person we have if a black slips up that’s in the Jewish community that can come to our defense like they send Tony Dungy out to go to everybody else’s defense? I’m not excusing. As I told [Jackson], he D-A. He was dead-ass wrong for what he said.”
“I said, ‘come on, [Jackson], you gotta be better, you gotta be smarter than this because there are a lot of people who don’t believe in the movement that are trying to sabotage the movement. Don’t you sabotage it from within,” Sharpe added.
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