Maybe some good will actually come from DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic Instagram posts after all.
It all started last weekend, when Jackson posted several pieces of content which were immediately criticized by the public, NFL, and the Eagles organization.
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While Jackson later apologized for his posts, Edelman — who is Jewish — reached out to the Eagles wide receiver via Instagram because he saw "an opportunity to have a conversation." Edelman suggested the two players visit both the Holocaust Museum and Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., and then "have those uncomfortable situations."
Happily, it looks like Edelman's message was well received. Friday morning on social media, Edelman shared that the two wideouts are planning to "use our experiences to educate one another and grow together."
DeSean and I spoke for awhile last night. We're making plans to use our experiences to educate one another and grow together. Stay tuned.— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) July 10, 2020
As Edelman said in his initial post to Jackson, "This world needs a little more love, compassion and empathy." And despite the ugly origins of this story, the two players can hopefully turn that around into a positive result.