ESPN announced Wednesday that it had fired baseball analyst Curt Schilling over an anti-transgender meme that he posted to his Facebook timeline.
The company released a statement saying, “ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated,”
Schilling had taken down the image before the company let him go, but he defended his actions in a blog post.
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“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,” Curt said. “See here’s the thing. I do NOT care what color you are, what race, what sex, who you sleep with, what you wear. I don’t care and I never have. I have opinions, but they’re just that, opinions. And opinions are like b—holes, everyone has one and they usually stink.”
Former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin came to Schilling’s defense once she heard of the news. She took to Facebook and said, “ESPN continues to screw up,” which was followed by a political cartoon beneath it.
Last August, Schilling was suspended by ESPN after he posted an image that compared Muslims to Nazis. Palin also came to his defense then, saying that ESPN was a journalistic embarrassment and accusing the company of buying into propaganda that was misleading the public.
h/t: Independent Journal
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