49ers’ Jarryd Hayne apologizes for offensive tweets

Jarryd Hayne finally issued an apology on Wednesday for some hurtful tweets he sent out July 1. 

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San Francisco 49ers running back/returner Jarryd Hayne was under fire for some tweets he sent out on July 1: "Jesus wanted to help people but was killed by his own people." He later added: "The Jews were the people who took him to the Romans n forced them to give the order because they couldn’t."

Those tweets caught the attention of the Anti-Defamation League, who issued a statement regarding the insensitivity of those tweets and how hurtful those words can be. 

Up until Wednesday, Hayne had not addressed the tweets whatsoever, but on Wednesday afternoon, Hayne finally apologized for his tweets and addressed the Jewish community.

Chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, Dvir Abramovich, issued a statement as well late Wednesday afternoon, accepting Hayne’s apology and calling it "heartfelt".

"It takes a champion to admit he made a mistake and I appreciate Jarryd’s remorse. As a role model for many, this was an important step," he said.

"I am certain that in the future, Mr Hayne will always speak out against anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred," he said.

The 49ers never got involved in the tweets publicly and now that Hayne has apologized and the apology was accepted, the team will not have to get involved.

(Sydney Morning Herald