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Known White Supremacist Projects Antisemitic Message During U Florida vs. U Georgia Game

In a joint statement, the University of Georgia and the University of Florida condemned antisemitic hate speech projected at TIAA Bank Field related to remarks made by Kanye West. 

The message read that West, legally known as Ye, was “right about the Jews.” Ye tweeted earlier this month he would soon go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE,” according to internet archive records.

StopAntisemitism, a watchdog organization that monitors hatred against the Jewish people and nation, tweeted a thread documenting the man responsible, Jon Minadeo II, for this, and many other antisemitic events.

In a Sunday statement, the universities said, “We strongly condemn the antisemitic hate speech projected outside TIAA 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.”

TIAA Bank Field is the home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. The franchise’s owner Shad Khan responded with a statement:

“I’m personally dismayed to learn of antisemitic rhetoric and messages that marred the experience Saturday at the Florida-Georgia. I know this is not representative of our community, but it happened and it’s outrageous. It’s hurtful and wrong. It has to stop. I’m asking everyone to make it their mission to end the ignorance and hatred. Let’s be better.”