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Curt Schilling Suspended By ESPN For Comparing Muslims To Nazis

August 26, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Curt Schilling Suspended By ESPN For Comparing Muslims To Nazis

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ESPN announced Tuesday the network had removed Curt Schilling from its Little League broadcasts because of a tweet he sent earlier that day (and later deleted) that compared Muslims as a group to Nazi Germany of the 1940s.

You can see a screen capture here of the tweet, which includes an image of Adolf Hitler, along with some dubious statistics.

Probably not the best choice in several ways for Schilling, a Red Sox, Phillies and Diamondbacks great who has said he considers himself a conservative Christian on political, social and moral issues.

curt-schilling-muslim-nazi-tweet

Here’s ESPN’s statement in its entirety on the tweet:

“Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective. We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.”

Schilling has avoided censure in the past for engaging in controversial non-sports political talk on Twitter and elsewhere, most recently a discussion with colleague Keith Law about evolution.

Note that ESPN said nothing about Schilling’s main job as Sunday night analyst for Major League baseball games. Removal from the Little League broadcasts seems to be the extent of his punishment.

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