Curt Schilling said that ESPN has “some of the biggest racists” in sports media.
Former ESPN broadcaster Curt Schilling told SiriuxXM’s Breitbart News Patriot Forum that his former employer has “some of the biggest racists” in sports media.
Schilling, 49, was fired from his position with ESPN on April 20 after posting an anti-transgender Facebook post.
“Some of the most racist things I’ve ever heard have come out of people that are on the air at ESPN,” Schilling said. “They’re some of the biggest racists in sports commentating.”
Schilling added comments regarding the “liberal agenda,” which he says was the only acceptable agenda to follow when going off the topic of sports at ESPN.
“The memo that was sent out more than once was about they wanted on air-talent to focus on sports,” Schilling said. “To me that means focus on sports unless you want to talk about something that is part of the liberal agenda.
“You listen to Stephen A. Smith, and Stephen A. Smith was the guy who said that Robert Griffin didn’t play quarterback for the Redskins because he’s black. No, Robert Griffin didn’t play quarterback for the Redskins because he [stunk]. … Tony Kornheiser compared the Tea Party to ISIS. I don’t know any planet where those are sports topics. But I don’t care. It’s OK. I think those conversations need to happen. But as soon as you go to the flip side, the right side, there are repercussions for not talking about sports.”
Schilling has a history of insensitive online behavior and was suspended by the company last August after a controversial tweet involving Adolf Hitler. He was also at the center of a recent controversy following comments he made about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.