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Curt Schilling: ‘ESPN Has Some Of The Biggest Racists In Sports Commentating’ (Video)
Last week, ESPN dropped the hammer on former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling by firing him for an anti-transgender photo he shared on Facebook.
“ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
This week, Schilling is speaking out against his former employer, throwing multiple shots at the worldwide leader in sports.
During a guest appearance on the SiriusXM Satellite Radio show “Breitbart News Patriot Forum,” Curt Schilling had this to say:
“It was apparent to me early on that if you wanted to go off topic as a sports person you had to go off topic left, or you were going to get in trouble.”
“Some of the most racist things I’ve ever heard have come out of people that are on the air at ESPN. They’re some of the biggest racists in sports commentating.”
“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.”
“In the end for me it felt like that rule applied to me and me alone because I was conservative . . . Bigots are calling me a bigot. A bigot is someone who refuses to accept a different opinion. I will accept anyone’s opinion.”
“Then when you look at ESPN in the ensuing six or eight months, things went on as normal,” he said. “Dan Le Batard talking about Cuba and the things about Cuba and again, almost everybody there talking about things that didn’t have to do with sports.”
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