Steelers’ Cam Heyward responds on Twitter about Desean Jackson situation

Cameron Heyward #97 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Cameron Heyward #97 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

Cam Heyward is taking to Twitter to condemn any racism and prejudice.

Philadelphia Eagles star wideout Desean Jackson got himself into some hot water after posting an anti-Semitic quote on his Instagram story that was falsely attributed to Adolph Hitler. In a matter of a short period of time, social media got wind of Jackson’s now-deleted post, and did not hold back.

Jackson’s IG story has caused a lot of polarization on Twitter. On one end, people want this to be used as a learning experience. On the other, people believe Jackson should not play another down for Philly.

One player who has spoken up about the situation at hand concerning D-Jax is Steelers star defensive lineman Cameron Heyward. He took to Twitter to express his thoughts.

The key point Heyward makes in his first tweet is the fact that Jackson was wrong for posting the tweet in the first place. In the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement being so powerful, it is key to understand that the fight against injustice of any kind needs to be just as prevalent.

When it comes to which side of the fence Heyward is on about the situation, he sees this as more of a teaching moment rather than a moment for “cancel culture” to take over. Heyward followed up his first tweet with another one about Jackson.

Along with fellow NFL players Mitchell Schwartz and Julian Edelman, Heyward is taking a stance that not many other players in the league that have. While Heyward is not Jewish, he recognizes that any form of hatred and prejudice to an oppressed group should not be condoned.

Both Schwartz and Edelman made their points clearly. As Jewish men playing in the NFL, being opposed to all forms of discrimination against any social identifying group is not helpful. For Heyward, making his presence known on a matter that does not fully concern him puts him in a positive light.

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