Washington Commanders player Jonathan Allen has apologized for a tweet where he claimed he wanted to have dinner with Adolf Hitler.
Allen was asked which three people, dead or alive, he would have dinner with and he chose his grandfather, Adolf Hitler and Michael Jackson. He called Hitler a “military genius.”
A fan asked why Hitler and Allen responded:
“He’s a military genius and I love military tactics but honestly I would want to pick his brain as to why he did what he did,” Allen answered. “I’m also assuming that the people I’ve chosen have to answer all my questions honestly.”
He was then fact-checked by a fan.
“He really isn’t. He is not considered top five by any measure. He wasn’t even the best in WW2 (that would be Patton). So it’s a curious answer.”
His fans roasted him and he said sorry.
“Early I tweeted something that probably hurt people and I apologize about what I said,” Allen wrote Wednesday afternoon. “I didn’t express properly what I was trying to say and I realize it was dumb!”