ESPN analyst Curt Schilling will not be part of the network’s Sunday Night Baseball coverage this week after sending an offensive tweet on Tuesday, an ESPN spokesman confirmed to Awful Announcing.
ESPN announced Tuesday that Schilling had been pulled from his assignment covering the Little League World Series after he sent a tweet containing a meme comparing Muslims to Nazis.
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.
Schilling apologized later Tuesday, saying the tweet “was a bad decision.”
In a statement, ESPN called the former MLB pitcher’s comments “completely unacceptable.”
Schilling typically serves as a color commentator for ESPN’s Sunday night coverage, alongside fellow analyst John Kruk and play-by-play man Dan Shulman.
- Dan Gartland