Curt Schilling Posts Meme Comparing Muslims to Nazis
Update: Tuesday, 3:50 p.m.
Schilling has been yanked from ESPN’s Little League World Series broadcast. Says ESPN vice president of communications Josh Krulewitz in a statement: “Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective. We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.”
Meanwhile, Schilling returned to Twitter to issue an apology:
I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part.
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) August 25, 2015
Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has worn a variety of hats since officially retiring in 2009. We’ve seen Failed Video Game Exec Curt Schilling, Internet Troll Hunter Curt Schilling, Evolution Denier Curt Schilling, and Smokeless Tobacco Ban Advocate Curt Schilling.
Who’s ready for Racist Facebook Flotsam Lover Curt Schilling?
Schilling, 46, posted a meme comparing Muslims to Nazis to Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday, prompting deleting the tweet but leaving the Facebook post up, as of press time. Luckily, things remain on the Internet far longer than, say, a video game studio in Rhode Island.
Schilling, an analyst on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, will be hosting once-in-a-lifetime Airbnb stay at Fenway Park for two lucky fans next month. This would make for quite an uncomfortable situation if two Muslim members of Red Sox Nation are selected, wouldn’t it?