MONTREAL (JTA) – A former professional football player fined a year ago by the Canadian Football League (CFL) 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.