Uche Nwaneri, a former guard with the Jacksonville Jaguars, said on Friday that DeSean Jackson should be released by the Philadelphia Eagles and suspended by the NFL after his controversial social media posts sharing conspiracy theories about the Jewish people attributed to Adolf Hitler. In a post shared on Reddit’s r/NFL page, Nwaneri wrote that he believes Jackson should face harsh consequences, but said it would be up to team owner Jeff Lurie to decide.
The Philadelphia Eagles star came under fire for posts he shared with his 1.3 million Instagram followers earlier this week. Jackson posted several comments from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has been accused of anti-Semitism, and posted images of text said to be from Hitler claiming that Jews were preventing Americans from seeing that Black people were “the real Children of Israel.”
Nwaneri said he was disappointed with Jackson for believing that the posts might be appropriate to share.