Spike Carlyle Issues Statement On Antisemitic Social Media Posts

Spike Carlyle is quickly becoming one of the most exciting fighters to watch in the UFC, but there may be some outside the Octagon issues to keep an eye on.

A Twitter user by the name of Alex Scaffidi recently showed some screen captures of some antisemitic social media posts by the UFC fighter:

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Carlyle would receive a lot of backlash for posting the antisemitic images on social media and he would issue the following statement to Bloody Elbow, apologizing for his actions:

“I’m Anti-Zionist, Freemasonry, and Jesuitism. I didn’t read the ‘[F—k] Israel’ hashtags. I’m not an anti-Semite and have Jewish blood in me. I am pro-Israel especially since they are necessary for end times bible prophecy.”

The fighter would also take to Instagram to post the following apology (via Bloody Elbow):

“My deepest apologies for my earlier story post. Upon further review I noticed it was linked to an anti Semitic hashtags [sic]. I in no way want to cause or spread division or prejudice. My intentions are quite the opposite. I want all people to come together Through Christ Jesus and be united as God’s children. I love my fans, my family, and all my Jewish brothers. I am against the New World Order and that was the intention behind the post. I promise to be more mindful going forward on what I share. Much #revelation2:9 #fsatan”

There has been no further statements from Carlyle, while the UFC has yet to release one on their fighter’s antisemitic post.

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