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Patriots’ Julian Edelman pens begin letter to Meyers Leonard on Twitter: ‘Despise is worship an endemic’

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Julian Edelman views the anti-Semitism slur from Heat center Meyer Leonard as a teachable moment.

The Patriots large receiver, one in every of the NFL’s few Jewish gamers, took to Twitter to pen a letter to Leonard on Wednesday after the controversial NBA player used to be caught shedding an anti-Semitic slur sooner or later of a “Name of Accountability” session on his Twitch movement.

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Edelman’s letter in elephantine:

An begin letter to Meyers Leonard

So we’ve got surely no longer met, I am hoping we are able to sooner or later presently. I am obvious you have got been getting a whole bunch criticism for what you acknowledged. Now not looking out with the diagram to add to that, I appropriate favor to provide some perspective.

I get the sense that you simply didn’t exercise that discover out of abominate, more out of lack of abilities. Likely, you weren’t looking out to atomize someone or even profile Jews on your comment. That’s what makes it so damaging. When somebody intends to be hateful, it be normally met with sizable resistance. Informal lack of abilities is tougher to combat and has elevated reach, especially while you happen to expose sizable have an effect on. Despise is worship an endemic. Even accidentally, it will unfold.

I am down in Miami barely in most cases. Let’s ruin a Shabbat dinner with some visitors I’m going to point you a relaxing time.

JE

It be no longer the principle time that Edelman extinct yet every other’s hateful phrases as a moment to get rid of a peep at and educate. In 2020, Edelman reached out to large receiver DeSean Jackson, providing to talk over with a Holocaust museum together. Jackson had posted anti-Semitic statements on his Twitter.

On Tuesday, the Heat announced that Leonard could perchance be some distance from the group indefinitely. Leonard is presently out for the season while rehabbing from shoulder surgery.

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