If you follow DeSean Jackson on Instagram, you’ll see a variety of things.
There are summer workout videos, messages of social justice and racial inequality, and family photos as well. The material is pretty typical.
This weekend a couple of Crossing Broad readers and Twitter followers pinged us because D Jax was sharing some more… questionable material in the form of alleged Louis Farrakhan quotes on his IG. These posts came after the 87-year-old Nation of Islam leader made a Fourth of July speech that went on almost three hours and touched on police brutality, racism, and COVID-19:
That second image features highlighted passages with Adolf Hitler quotes, some of which are dubious in authenticity, if a quick bit of research is to be believed. There’s a lot of muck in there that we don’t want to get dragged into.
Regardless, the content of the three-hour speech is rendered moot because Louis Farrakhan is an anti-semite and racist with a long history of making divisive and problematic statements. Just two years ago he had a Facebook video removed after comparing Jews to “termites,” and pro-Hitler comments can be traced all the way back to the 1980s. Farrakhan is a total whack job who says some of the most insane things you will ever hear.
Not to mention, Jeffrey Lurie and Howie Roseman are Jewish, so I’m sure they won’t be thrilled that a Philadelphia Eagle is sharing Hitler and Farrakhan commentary on social media.