Canadian football player fined for anti-Semitic tweets


MONTREAL (JTA)—Canada’s professional football league has fined a player for posting anti-Semitic material on his Twitter account.

The Canadian Football League (CFL) fined U.S.-born Khalif Mitchell, a defensive lineman for the Montreal Alouettes, an undisclosed amount.

He also received the “maximum allowable” fine from his team, which signed him to a three-year contract in February.

Mitchell, 30, tweeted a link to a 2015 YouTube video called, “The Greatest Lie Ever Told — The Holocaust,” and has posted or retweeted material on ISIS.

The CFL took the action after being alerted by B’nai Brith Canada. In a statement, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs also deplored Mitchell’s “hateful messages.”

Mitchell has since said he believed the Holocaust did happen.

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