ESPN analyst Curt Schilling will return to the network’s Sunday Night Baseball coverage Sunday after sending an offensive tweet on Aug. 25.
ESPN analyst Curt Schilling will return to the network’s Sunday Night Baseball coverage this weekend after sending an offensive tweet on Aug. 25, according to SI.com's Richard Deitsch.
Schilling was pulled from last Sunday's Sunday Night Baseball coverage, as well as 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. He deleted the tweet after a few minutes, and had posted the same image on his Facebook page earlier in the day.
Schilling later apologized, 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.
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