BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) – How much is too much?
We finally got the answer to that on Wednesday, as ESPN fired baseball analyst Curt Schilling following yet another controversial and some would say bigoted social media post.
This week, Schilling posted this picture to Facebook with 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.”
Schilling added the words: “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
ESPN released a statement on Thursday, reading in part: “ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
This wasn’t the first time Schilling has made controversial comments. He was suspended by ESPN for a month after comparing radical Muslims to Nazis on Twitter.
Schilling had been part of ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” since 2010.