McCourty twins laud Julian Edelman's response to DeSean Jackson Instagram posts

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Julian Edelman has the full support of his New England Patriots teammates.

Edelman, who is Jewish, recently called out Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson for sharing anti-Semitic messages on Instagram. While the Patriots wide receiver condemned Jackson's message, he also proposed the two make plans to educate each other about the hate and discrimination that Black and Jewish communities face.

Patriots defensive backs Devin and Jason McCourty praised Edelman for how he handled the situation last week on their "Double Coverage" podcast.

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"I thought he did an awesome job of, for one, understanding that no matter what the situation is, hate is not something we want in our country, in our world," Devin said of Edelman. "And (he) really struck up a great deal with DeSean Jackson giving each other a chance to educate themselves."

Edelman revealed he spoke to Jackson about his Instagram posts and that the receivers are making plans to "educate one another and grow together."

The McCourty twins also emphasized they disagreed with Jackson's posts, which featured an anti-Semitic quote falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler.

"It was disappointing," Jason said. "I understand his thought process in trying to uplift Black people and let them understand their worth and how important they are. But I think whenever we do that while stepping on somebody else, or putting down another community -- in this aspect the Jewish community -- the intent all falls out the window.

"Because you can't uplift one group that you feel like that has been discriminated against or marginalized, by stepping on another group that has also went through their torture and hardships."

Check out the McCourtys' full podcast below; they address the Edelman/Jackson situation at the beginning of the episode.

 

McCourty twins laud Julian Edelman's response to DeSean Jackson Instagram posts originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston