In February of 2022, MJF cut a promo on AEW Dynamite and opened up about bullied by his football teammates as a kid for being Jewish. MJF said the following…
“They’re holding rolls of quarters and all of them decided to throw the quarters at me as hard as they physically could, and they said ‘pick it up, Jew boy, pick it up.’”
At the September 20th 2023 “Grand Slam” edition of AEW Dynamite, a ringside fan held up an antisemitic sign that read “MJF, I dropped a quarter” with arrows pointing to the ground. The sign received criticism on social media as there is a negative stereotype of Jewish people being greedy.
MJF addressed the sign with the following comment via Twitter/X…
“Beyond bummed out I didn’t see this guy. But also happy I didn’t. Cuz the show would have ended abruptly. Along with his life.”
Beyond bummed out I didn’t see this guy.
But also happy I didn’t.
Cuz the show would have ended abruptly. Along with his life. pic.twitter.com/agkgeD7E64
— Maxwell Jacob Friedman™️ (@The_MJF) September 22, 2023