(via The National Reporter NG)

DeSean Jackson recently got into a lot of trouble on social media after posting a controversial (and fake) quote by Adolf Hitler. It was anti-semitic in nature and even after he apologized, it failed to quell the flame of anger by pretty much everyone in the sports world.

Former NBA player Stephen Jackson, who is now employed by ESPN, is now the newest sports figure in the cross-fire after he no only defended DeSaun’s tweet, but also said some anti-semitic statements as well.

Here is what he said earlier, in defense of DeSean Jackson:

(via ESPN)

“So I just read a statement that the Philadelphia Eagles posted regarding DeSean Jackson’s comments. He was trying to educate himself, educate people, and he’s speaking the truth. Right? He’s speaking the truth. You know he don’t hate nobody, but he’s speaking the truth of the facts that he knows and trying to educate others,” Stephen Jackson said in a video posted on Instagram.

“But y’all don’t want us to educate ourselves. If it’s talking about the Black race, y’all ain’t saying nothing about it. They killing us, police killing us and treating us like s—, racism at an all-time high, but ain’t none of you NFL owners spoke up on that, ain’t none of you teams spoke up on that. But the same team had a receiver [Riley Cooper] who said the word n—– publicly! They gave him an extension! I play for the Big3. We have a Jewish owner. He understands where we stand and some of the things we say, but it’s not directed to him. It’s the way we’ve been treated.”

Here is what he said in a chat on IG live:

Person he’s speaking with on IG live: “The point is, you did not just say to me that Jews are not trying to divide the black community.”

Jackson: “You know that for a fact? … You know who the Rothschilds are? They own all the banks.”

Jackson then said, “I haven’t said one thing that’s untrue yet”

Needless to say, Jackson’s comments haven’t gone over well. One fan on Reddit pretty much demanded Jackson be fired because of it.

So… ESPN Has to Fire Stephen Jackson Today, Yeah? We’ve left plausible deniability in the rear-view mirror as Jax keeps doubling down on his anti-semitic stances. ESPN pretty much has to can him, right? Hard to justify continuing to give someone a platform so they can spread this kind of ignorant nonsense. I’ll be disappointed if we don’t get a Shams/Woj tweet saying “ESPN has terminated Stephen Jackson’s contract effective immediately” by the end of today.

In a time of so much division, the lats thing ESPN needs is something trying to pit communities against each other. He insists he loves everybody, but his anti-semitic talk doesn’t seem to back that up.

It could very well cost him his reputation and job as an ESPN figure.