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Stephen A. Smith To Curt Schilling: ‘Your Ass Is Gone From ESPN Because You Don’t Listen’
Former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling was fired from ESPN last month for sharing a Facebook post that was anti-transgender and he has been outspoken about his firing ever since. Schilling claimed ESPN fired him because of conservative views and pointed out the double standards, because guys like Stephen A. Smith say controversial things all the time and nothing happens.
Stephen A. Smith never responded, that was until he took to his radio show ‘SiriuxXM Mad Dog Radio show’ and let loose on his former ESPN colleague.
“I can’t stand people who worked for ESPN that depart from ESPN clearly harboring whatever bitterness they harbor and try to throw talent under the bus — like talent has something to do with them being gone,” Smith said on SXM. “I have nothing to do with it.”
“Let me speak up on behalf of ESPN when I say this to Curt Schilling: …You are gone not because you have conservative views instead of liberal views. Your ass is gone because you did not want to listen,” Smith said on SXM. “ESPN tells me to shut-up, they’re my employer whether I like it or not. If I want to keep my job, I’ve got to shut the hell up.”
“You (Schilling) want to sit here and have a debate about what really went on?” an indignant SAS asked. “Name the time and place and I’ll show up, with the permission of ESPN — of course. I guess listening to my boss makes me a bad guy. Well guess what? I’d rather be bad than stupid.”