Patriots’ Julian Edelman Invites DeSean Jackson To Holocaust Museum After Anti-Semitic Comments
NFL stars are slowly starting to speak out against the anti-Semitic comments of Philadelphia Eagles’ reciver DeSean Jackson. One NFL wide receiver has even taken it upon himself to help educate Jackson.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who is Jewish himself, took to Instagram Thursday morning to invite Jackson to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In his post, Edelman said, “I have seen DeSean play in his career, make outstanding football plays, we’ve communicated over social media. I’ve got nothing but respect for his game. I know he said some ugly things, but I do see an opportunity to have a conversation. I am proud of my Jewish heritage, and for me, it is not just about religion. It’s about community and culture as well. I am unusual because I didn’t identify as Jewish until later in my life. Whenever I encountered hatred, it never really felt like it was aimed at me. It was only after I was part of this community that I learned how destructive hate is. Anti-Semitism is one of the oldest forms of hatred. It’s rooted in ignorance and fear.”
Edelman said that if Jackson joins him at the Holocaust museum, then Edleman will be more than welcome to join Jackson at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, to learn more about black culture from Jackson.
Edelman said in his video, “There is no room for anti-Semitism in this world. This world needs a little more love, compassion and empathy.”