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ESPN Fires Baseball Analyst Curt Schilling After Anti-Transgender Facebook Post
Former MLB pitcher and game analyst Curt Schilling has been fired by ESPN.
“ESPN is an inclusive company,” said the network in a statement on Wednesday. “Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
The 49-year-old once again found himself in hot water on Tuesday after he shared an anti-transgender meme over Facebook, which he later deleted.
The meme opposed transgender individuals using the bathroom which correlated to their gender identity. (Read More)
Earlier this week, Schilling shared an image on his Facebook page along with this comment:
“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.”
Prior to being fired, Schilling wrote about the ensuing uproar on his ’38 Pitches’ blog:
Schilling responded to the ‘outrage’ Wednesday morning in an extended interview with ‘The Dennis & Callahan Morning Show’ on Boston sports talk station WEEI: