Curt Schilling Suspended ESPN

ESPN Fires Analyst Curt Schilling for Anti-Transgender Facebook Post

Former Major League Baseball pitcher and ESPN analyst Curt Schilling was fired by the network on Wednesday for sharing a meme, via social media, mocking transgender people.

The Facebook post in question featured a grotesque photo of a man wearing revealing women’s clothing with the caption: “Let him in! to the restroom with your daughter, or else you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!” Schilling later elaborated on the matter in a comment beneath the photo; though both have since been deleted, SB Nation’s OutSports has screen grabs of the posts.

In a statement released Wednesday, ESPN said it “is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”

Schilling addressed the controversy in an unapologetic post on his personal blog, 38 Pitches.

“You frauds out there ranting and screaming about my ‘opinions’ (even if it isn’t) and comments are screaming for ‘tolerance’ and ‘acceptance’ while you refuse to do and be either,” he wrote. “YOU’RE the ones making it the issue. I don’t care, if you ask me about any of the topics it’s likely (much to the chagrin of many) I’ll answer with my opinion.”

Schilling began working for the network in 2010. In 2015, he was temporarily suspended from ESPN’s on-air baseball coverage in the wake of tweeting a photo of Adolf Hitler that compared Muslims to Nazis.

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