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ESPN’s Curt Schilling fired after posting anti-transgender meme

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Curt Schilling

Curt Schilling, an ESPN Major League Baseball analyst, has been terminated by ESPN, the network announced on Wednesday night.

Schilling’s termination comes after the former pitcher shared an anti-transgender meme on his Facebook page Tuesday.

“ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated,” the network said in a statement.

On Tuesday, Schilling caused a social media backlash when the former Red Sox pitcher shared an anti-transgender image on Facebook, according to Bleacher Report.

Schilling has since deleted the image which had a man in ripped women’s clothes under a caption that read: “Let him in to the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!”

He later wrote in a blog post about the incident.

“This latest brew ha ha is beyond hilarious,” Schilling wrote. “I didn’t post that ugly looking picture. I made a comment about the basic functionality of mens and women’s restrooms, period.”

State legislatures around the U.S. have in recent months debated proposals that would force individuals to use the bathroom that corresponds with the sex listed on their birth certificate.

Schilling, who has been known for his outspoken political comments and stances, started at ESPN in 2010. He had worked as a baseball commentator and on the network’s flagship baseball broadcast, Sunday Night Baseball.

This isn’t the first time that Schilling has courted controversy over comments he has made on social media.

ESPN suspended Schilling in August while covering the Little League World Series over posting a meme that compared Muslims and Nazis. ESPN would later extend the suspension for the entirety of the MLB season.

Schilling found himself in hot water again last month when he made controversial comments regarding Hillary Clinton on a sports radio talk show.


  • Opinion8d

    Is this the ‘hey, update the story and clear the comments’ technique?? I support Curt 100% and hope more of this gets news play so people can see what is going on in this country. The ‘Tolerant’ left -HAHAHA -only if you believe what they do. Anti-bullying campaigns -it’s okay if ESPN bullies to get people to ‘think the right way’, but that same someone is considered a bully, bigot, homophobe if they have a different opinion. Because heaven forbid we treat the less than 1/10 of 1% differently and instead of considering it Mental Illness, we should all be accepting whatever these people want to be. Maybe I can drop my kid of at Doggie daycare and claim they identify as a dog for the cheaper rates. The left can’t get more absurd.

  • truth hurts

    It wasn’t anti tans it was a fact about what’s going to happen, he was trying to protect kids unlike libs who only think about themselves, jackwagons.

  • Jeffrey Fojtik

    My goodness. I support Curt Schilling 100%. ESPN makes me puke anyway. I refuse to watch or read anything ESPN. Especially since they’re now an arm for the liberals on their website. This political correctness is really sickening. Don’t we have bigger problems in this country as to where a transgender takes a dump? Bruce Springsteen made his big political stand. What a loser he is. Give me a break. Schilling needs to go to a network where he’s appreciated. This country is becoming pathetic. This shouldn’t even be newsworthy, but all the do gooders can’t discuss the real problems facing this country so we have to spend time on this garbage. It’s unbelievable to me.

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