Curt Schilling Fired By ESPN Day After Sharing Anti-Transgender Meme

by abournenesn

April 20, 2016

Curt Schilling is out of a job.

ESPN fired the former Major League Baseball pitcher one day after sharing an anti-transgender meme on his Facebook page.

“ESPN is an inclusive company,” the network said in a statement, via The New York Times. “Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”

Schilling, who won two World Series with the Boston Red Sox, faced instant criticism Tuesday when he shared the meme, which he since has deleted. The now former ESPN baseball analyst also doubled down on his views in a comment on Facebook and in a blog post.

This isn’t the first time Schilling has said something controversial. ESPN suspended him after sending an insensitive tweet comparing Muslims to Nazis in August 2015, and he also recently criticized Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.

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Thumbnail photo via Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Philadelphia Phillies wall of fame inductee Curt Schilling
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