From the sports world

Recently a Miami Heat basketball player was heard to use an anti-Semitic word while playing a live stream online game.

Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots responded by reaching out to the player. Here’s an excerpt from a story on

“Edelman has reached out to athletes in similar situations before. Last summer, following NFL wide receiver DeSean Jackson sharing antisemitic messages on social media, Edelman addressed Jackson’s posts and said that “I’m proud of my Jewish heritage and, for me, it’s not just about religion. It’s about community and culture as well. This world needs a little more love, compassion, and empathy.”