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Curt Schilling On Stephen A. Smith: ‘Don’t Respect Him, He’s A Racist & A Bigot’
Former ESPN employee Curt Schilling was fired last month for sharing an anti-transgender photo on Facebook and he has been very outspoken about them ever since, even calling out Stephen A. Smith.
Smith had this to say while challenging him to debate if he’d like:
“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.”
On Wednesday, Schilling chose NOT to take him on his offer because it isn’t worth his time among other things he had to say about Smith in a fiery response he had on WEEI’s “Dennis and Callahan” radio show.
Schilling has been critical of ESPN since the network fired him last month after multiple controversial social media posts. Smith, who was among those Schilling mentioned by name while blasting the company, responded earlier this week by challenging the former major league pitcher to a debate. But it doesn’t sound like such a face-to-face exchange will be happening anytime soon.“What am I going to debate about? I have no interest,” Schilling said this week on WEEI’s “Dennis and Callahan.” “I’m 49 years old. I have had cancer, I’ve had a heart attack, I’m losing my hair. I’m not going to waste my time with people I don’t respect. I don’t respect him. I think he’s a racist, I think he’s a bigot,” Schilling added of Smith. “There’s nothing to debate, No. 1., and No. 2, there’s not a chance in hell that I would do anything that would bring that station another viewer, ever.”