Patriots star Julian Edelman tweets support in wake of Poway shooting


(JTA) — New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman tweeted his support for the San Diego-area Chabad synagogue in the aftermath of the deadly attack there on Saturday morning.

“I’m so sad to be writing about another attack on a Synagogue today on the Shabbat and on the last day of Passover. I’m so sorry for the loss and we are with you San Diego. I’m sad and angry, but also proud of the strength of our community. You can’t break us,” Edelman posted on Twitter.

His statement was retweeted nearly 3,000 times and liked more than 24,800 times in the hours following the attack during services that left a 60-year-woman dead and injured three.

In the wake of the shooting attack on the Tree of Life synagogue building in Pittsburgh, which occurred exactly six months before Saturday’s attack, Edelman tweeted his sorrow.

He wore special cleats in honor of the victims of the Tree of Life shooting attack in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which were later auctioned off to help raise funds for the shooting victims.

Edelman’s father is Jewish and he has come out in support of the Jewish community in the past.

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