ESPN fires Curt Schilling for anti-trans comments

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The baseball analyst mocked transgender people on facebook. Googie man at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

In his second controversial social media post since last year, baseball analyst and three-time World Series victor Curt Schilling was fired by ESPN last week after posting an anti-trans photo on Facebook.

The photo depicted a heavyset person in some type of sex garb, with his breasts exposed and wearing high heels. Next to the man is 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!!!.”

The post has since been removed from Facebook, but can be accessed via SB Nation OutSports.

According to a statement by ESPN, “ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”

This isn’t Schilling’s first controversial post — last year, he Tweeted a comparison between Muslims and Nazis, according to SB Nation Outsports.

He wrote on his personal blog before he was fired that reactors to his Twitter and Facebook posts were all “dying to be offended so you can create some sort of faux cause to rally behind.” He also refers to them as “gutless cowards.”
“This latest brew ha ha is beyond hilarious,” he added. “I didn’t post that ugly looking picture. I made a comment about the basic functionality of mens and womens restrooms, period.”


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