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ESPN fires baseball commentator Curt Schilling

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

ESPN has fired former Major League pitcher Curt Schilling. He’s been fired after making an anti-transgender post on his Facebook page recently.

In the post on Tuesday, Schilling posted a photo of a guy with stockings and little clothing on the top and his nipples were showing. In the photo, it said, “Let him in! To the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!!!”

Former ESPN employee Curt Schilling talks with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers before the NFC Divisional Playoff Game
Curt Schilling talks with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers before the NFC Divisional Playoff Game (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Under the photo, he wrote, ‘A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.’ Yet, while he says that he just commented, he also shared and commented – which he does doing.

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

This is the latest in a long-line of controversial comments that Schilling has made. Just last Major League Baseball season, he made a tweet that compared the Muslim community to the Nazi’s.

After making this comment, he was suspended by the network for a week during the MLB season. Schilling was with the network since 2010.

He served as a Sunday Night Baseball analyst and recently served as a Monday Night Baseball analyst. On Wednesday before the firing, he was on WEEI Radio in Boston.

“To be in a place where people actually believe I’m a racist or I’m a transphobic says to me that something has gone horribly askew somewhere,” he said on the show. “I replied to the post, I didn’t post that.”

He just doesn’t get it. Even before going on WEEI, he made a personal comment to his own website on Tuesday.

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“If you get offended by ANYTHING in this post, that’s your fault, all yours,” he said. “And for you people too dense to understand this one very important thing. My opinion, 100% mine, and only mine. I don’t represent anyone, but myself here (38pitches.wordpress.com), on Facebook, on Twitter, anywhere.

“The meme the world decided to really behind that I posted months ago. The meme that some of you clowns and more of you spineless looking to be offended folks turned into something it wasn’t. Every one of you gutless cowards, when ‘calling me out’ or calling me a racist, every one of you left out the only world in that entire meme that mattered. You had to, otherwise you’d have had to go elsewhere to find offense and create something out of nothing.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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