The social media mob strikes again. Churt Schilling has been sidelined by ESPN after posting this picture about Muslims extremists.
Former baseball great-turned-ESPN analyst Curt Schilling posted, and then deleted, an incendiary meme on Twitter this morning comparing Muslim extremists to Nazis.
The image, which featured a photo of Adolf Hitler, carried the following text: ‘It’s said ONLY 5-10% of Muslims are Extremists. In 1940, ONLY 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?’
Schilling, an outspoken former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies known for sharing over-the-top content on social media, commented: ‘the math is staggering when you get to the true #’s.’
The overwhelming backlash prompted Schilling to take down the post just a few minutes later, but the damage has already been done.
ESPN released a statement soon after blasting Schilling’s ill-conceived tweet as ‘unacceptable’ and not representative of the network’s ‘perspective.’
Besides getting a verbal tongue-lashing from his employer, Schilling was also immediately sidelined from covering the Little League World Series ‘pending further consideration.’
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