ESPN pulls Curt Schilling from LLWS after offensive tweet
ESPN has pulled baseball analyst Curt Schilling from its coverage of the Little League World Series after he sent an offensive tweet comparing Muslims and Nazi-era Germans, the network announced Tuesday.
Schilling tweeted an image of Adolf Hitler with supposed statistics comparing the number of Nazi sympathizers in Germany to the percentage of modern Muslim extremists and deleted it after a few minutes. He had posted the same image on his Facebook page earlier in the day.
In a statement, ESPN called the former MLB pitcher’s comments “completely unacceptable.” He has been removed from this week’s coverage of the Little League World Series “pending further consideration.”
Schilling has caused controversy on Twitter before. In November, he spent four hours debating the theory of evolution with Twitter users. When his ESPN colleague Keith Law confronted Schilling with the overwhelming scientific evidence in support of the theory, the network suspended Law from Twitter.
Schilling is outspoken about his political beliefs, telling a Boston radio station in November that he believed he was denied admission to the Hall of Fame because he is a Republican.
- Dan Gartland