Jackson Frank who was a sports writer for PhillyVoice, was fired after he tweeted in “solidarity” with Palestine in response to the team’s statement showing support for Israel.
“Mr. Frank is no longer employed by PhillyVoice.com as of today,” PhillyVoice.com CEO Hal Donnelly told The Post in a statement. “We stand with everyone who is absolutely outraged by the senseless attacks in Israel, by the loss of innocent lives and violence against civilians.”
Even the basketball team, which was Frank’s beat at the publication – Philadelphia 76ers – have shown their support for Israel amid the ongoing conflict between the Middle Eastern country and Hamas terrorists who infiltrated the country in a surprise attack. “We stand with the people of Israel and join them in mourning the hundreds of innocent lives lost to terrorism at the hands of Hamas,” the Sixers tweeted Sunday, adding the hashtag #StandWithIsrael.
Frank responded, writing, “This post sucks! Solidarity with Palestine always.”
Who is Jackson Frank?
Frank joined PhillyVoice in the Sixers beat last month after writer Kyle Neubeck left PhillyVoice for All-City’s PHLY startup. Frank has since deleted his account on X, which was formerly called Twitter.
At least 800 Israelis and nine Americans have been reported dead from the attacks. 260 of them were concert-goers killed at the Tribe of Nova music festival. A number of Hamas terrorists were seen paraglided into Israel over the Gaza Strip border.