Curt Schilling: Conservatives at ESPN ‘Were Afraid to Be Found Out’


Politics and ESPN has been a hot topic since SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill‘s tweet last week in which she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist. Curt Schilling has not been shy about weighing in on the issue since.

The former Red Sox pitcher and current Breitbart host, though, claims that politics — at least conservative politics — were taboo while he was working at the Worldwide Leader. Appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight Wednesday, the former ESPN analyst — who was fired after sharing an anti-transgender post on Facebook — said he was part of a secret society of sorts at the network.

“We were like one of those secret Hogwarts clubs in ESPN,” Schilling said. “Behind-the-scenes, people would walk up to me — in my ear and say, ‘Listen, I’m with you on your politics.’ You were afraid to be found out.”

Schilling went on to rail against ESPN — as he has done quite frequently since his departure.

“They are an openly intolerant, liberal, progressive, bigoted group of people,” Schilling said. “My biggest beef is that they refuse to admit it.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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