Last weekend, ESPN cut ties with baseball analyst Curt Schilling after he posted an aggressive anti-transgender meme on Facebook. This was simply the straw that broke the camel’s back for Schill, after going on asinine tirades about imprisoning Hillary Clinton, comparing Muslims to Nazis, and his wife’s boobies.
While I applaud Schilling for having the courage to express his opinions and refusing to be shackled by ESPN’s mindless corporate agenda, there is a certain chill factor that Curt has refused to administer to, and in the end, it cost him his job.
Schilling appeared on Sirius XM Radio on Wednesday and made it very clear that he’s going to be the dude playing the violin as his Titanic sinks. He will not go quietly into the Atlantic. Schilling revealed that his former employer staffed the “biggest racists in sports commentating.”
According to Washington Post:
“Some of the most racist things that I’ve ever heard come out of people that are on the air at ESPN.
“There are some of the biggest racists in sports commentating, and you take it for what it is,” the 49-year-old continued. “You know who they are, you know what they are. I like that they are open because then you know who they are. You know that they exist.”
Schilling won’t likely be asking for a recommendation from his former ESPN counterparts after he took shots at some of his colleagues for receiving preferential treatment:
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.
Damn, bro. Schilling refused to acknowledge that suspensions were doled out for the comments made above, but at this point he’s gone full on fuck you.