“After posting religious tweets that outraged the Jewish community recently, Jarryd Hayne has apologised over Twitter.
His tweet today reads as follows:
“To the Jewish community…
“I sincerely apologize for my tweets on July 1. I have come to understand how my words were hurtful to the Jewish community and this was not my intention. I immediately took the tweets down one I realised my words were incorrect.
“I have and will always accept people of all faiths. I encourage my fans around the world to do the same.”
His tweet was signed off with his initials JH and #WeAreAllOne.
Hayne, currently trialling for a final roster spot with the San Francisco 49ers, was compelled to apologise after a couple of religious tweets earlier this month.
Hayne tweeted on July 1, “Jesus wanted to help people but was killed by his own people.”
And later on the same day: “The Jews were the people who took him to the Romans n forced them to give the order because they couldn’t.”
Both tweets were deleted soon after as they attracted widespread criticism.
The former Parramatta Eels star is deeply religious and attended the Hillsong conference in Sydney a few weeks ago.”