ESPN apparently likes violent jihadists better than it likes American sports hero Curt Schilling.
The same network that gave Bruce “Call Me Caitlyn” Jenner an award for courage has increased its punishment for baseball great and ESPN commentator Schilling for a tweet deemed to be Islamophobic.
The former World Series champion and unabashed Republican tweeted a picture on Aug. 25 of Adolf Hitler with a caption that read, “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?”
ESPN, which has proven to be a bastion of “progressive” liberalism over the years, rushed into action, suspending Schilling for the rest of the Little League World Series, for which he was serving as an analyst.
Schilling said he accepted the penalty and apologized.
But the story kept growing, with nearly every sports publication in the United States writing about it and making Schilling out to be a racist, something Schilling took exception to.
He blasted the sports website Awful Announcing in a letter the company made public Tuesday that further endeared Schilling to right-thinking people while making Awful Announcing look like a bully trying to destroy a man’s reputation and livelihood over one tweet.
But apparently public shaming and suspension from the Little League World Series were not enough punishment for “progressive” sports network ESPN, which, like any other liberal institution with an ounce of power, demands that you think alike or bullies you into compliance.
On Thursday, the network announced it was suspending Schilling for the rest of the Major League Baseball season.
At all times during the course of their engagement with us, our commentators are directly linked to ESPN and are the face of our brand. We are a sports media company. Curt’s actions have not been consistent with his contractual obligations nor have they been professionally handled; they have obviously not reflected well on the company. As a result, he will not appear on ESPN through the remainder of the regular season and our Wild Card playoff game.
ESPN may have abandoned him, but Schilling definitely has supporters on Twitter:
@TIME What was wrong about what he said?
— Remember The Summit (@Pete_Chilcutt) September 4, 2015
— Kid Brightwillow (@KidBrightwillow) September 4, 2015
@KileyCarman So it’s ok for sportscasters to have liberal leanings/comments but because Schilling leans right his comments aren’t welcomed?
— Eric (@illstr8r) September 4, 2015
@thehill why such outcry over his tweet? Nazi horrifically murdered as does ISIS and as does radical Islam
— ebost (@ebhockeyfan) September 4, 2015
@thehill why not just fire him because he will never broadcast a game for ESPN again.
— pir8at40 (@pir8at40) September 4, 2015
@YoungCons Extreme Socialist Propaganda Network
— Michael Dellinger (@allinwait) September 4, 2015
— frank dupuis (@frankdupuis140) September 3, 2015
“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you’re not allowed to criticize.” -Voltaire. ESPN punished Schilling for criticizing Islam
— Philip Schuyler (@FiveRights) September 2, 2015
— Ronald Raygun (@StanO360) September 4, 2015
@thehill – Dear PC police. We hate you. Sincerely, Everyone.
— Jesse M. Purdon (@MrPurdon) September 4, 2015
@thehill Wow That post was hardly offensive. My god ESPN heads.. are a bunch of spineless people. That fact is that post was dam accurate,
— Howard Jay Dickson B (@JayDickson1964) September 4, 2015
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