CANADA – Former pro football player posting judeophobic tweets again


JTA – A former professional football player fined a year ago by the Canadian Football League for anti-Semitic tweets is still posting such material.

Khalif Mitchell, apparently referring to the controversy surrounding a Donald Trump posting, recently tweeted that “the real tribes of Israel would never use a demonic Star of David, only devils would.”

Mitchell, a former defensive tackle for the Montreal Alouettes and two other CFL teams, also tweeted that the late Elie Wiesel was a “thief of the holy people” and referred to Jews as “those devils posing as God’s people …”

A retweet by Mitchell, who once played for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League, referred to the “Hollowcost” as “a lie.”

Mitchell, 31, a Virginia native, was fined an undisclosed amount by the CFL in May 2015 after he posted anti-Semitic material on his Twitter account. His postings also included material on ISIS and links to a Holocaust denial video.

Then a player for the Alouettes, Mitchell later met with B’nai Brith Canada officials and apologized. He was released by Montreal in June 2015 and remains a free agent.

  1. #1 by Isaac on 07/13/2016 - 4:03 pm

    He apologized?. but what he said is the truth. Are we going to apologize for telling the truth?

  2. #2 by Michael Mazur on 07/13/2016 - 10:05 pm

    Free agent ? Euphemism for unemployable. If he apologised it should have been on condition that his contract be restored with the Montreal Alouettes, or whichever team it was.

    Why else bother ?

  3. #3 by nooralhaqiqa on 07/13/2016 - 11:01 pm

    Freedom of speech? Did I hear something about that once? In Canada? Think it is when I was a weeeeeee baby…. To be honest, “free speech” usually involves very expensive lawyers up here; it has been so for some time now.

  4. #4 by Tapp on 07/14/2016 - 1:18 am

    His right to speak.

  5. #5 by jguiseppe on 07/15/2016 - 7:30 pm

    The truth shall set you free!

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