Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Desean Jackson apologized after highlighting a quote attributed to Hitler, and sharing anti-Semitic quotes from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in a series of Instagram posts Monday evening.
Eagles beat Reporter Reuben Frank demanded DJax be punished for his social media posts. However Frank also thought Riley Cooper was a stand up guy.
Cooper, a former Eagles wide receiver who is white, shouted a racial slur at Black security guard at a Kenny Chesney concert in 2013. Cooper later apologized to his teammates and was signed to a five-year extension by the Eagles in 2014. He was released by the team in 2016.
Frank even posted about Riley being a good guy back when that incident occurred.
And you know Twitter never forgets. Once Reuben posted his opinion piece on DeSean, he was immediately hit hard in the comment section:
The Eagles called DeSean Jackson’s posts “offensive, harmful and absolutely appalling,” and the wide receiver later issued two separate statements of apology with “a promise to do better.”
Either you’re against hate all of kinds, or you’re not. You can’t just pick and choose who you condemn. This particular reporter clearly let his feelings about Riley Cooper cloud his judgement.
Twitter justice at its finest.