Former pitcher Curt Schilling isn’t about to back down on his recent statements regarding the transgender bathroom issues. In fact, he took his conservative stance one step further and called out his former employer for trying to silence him.
“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,” Schilling said.
Schilling was fired from ESPN for posting a meme on Facebook that questioned why men who effectively dress up as women should be allowed in the women’s bathroom around women and children. According to Fox News, ESPN fired Schilling for violating a company policy that prohibits on-air employees from discussing politics.
“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,” Schilling said. “No, Robert Griffin didn’t play quarterback for the Redskins because he stunk.”
Schilling doubled down on ESPN’s racism problem. “Some of the most racist things I’ve ever hear have come out of people that are on the air at ESPN,” Schilling said. “They’re some of the biggest racists in sports commentating.
Racism isn’t the only problem that Schilling witnessed during his time at ESPN. He gave another example of ESPN’s glaring hypocrisy. “Tony Kornheiser compared the Tea Party to ISIS. I don’t know any planet where those are sports topics.”