Antisemitic messages found outside UGA football game in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Tweets and videos show antisemitic messages that were spotted in Jacksonville outside of TIAA Bank Field, where the University of Georgia defeated the University of Florida on Saturday.

In tweets and videos obtained by Channel 2 sister station Action News Jax, hateful messages are shown projected onto the field that said “Kanye is right about the Jews.”

The same message was projected onto another nearby building in downtown Jacksonville, according to the station.

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Recently, West has been under fire for making antisemitic remarks. On Tuesday, German sportswear company Adidas announced it had dropped West.

A joint statement from both universities on Sunday was made condemning the anti-semitic messages:

“We strongly condemn the antisemitic hate speech projected outside TIA Bank Field in Jacksonville after the Florida-Georgia football game Saturday night and the other antisemitic messages that have appeared in Jacksonville. The University of Florida and the University of Georgia together denounce these and all acts of antisemitism and other forms of hatred and intolerance. We are proud to be home to strong and thriving Jewish communities at UGA and UF, and we stand together against hate.”


No. 1 Georgia defeated Florida 42-20 in the contest.

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