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Fired ESPN analyst Curt Schilling claims his former network is a hotbed of racism in the sports world.
While appearing on Fox & Friends, Schilling chimed in on the recent ESPN controversy in which SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill called President Donald Trump a white supremacist on Twitter — an issue he feels especially passionate about as he was fired from the network for making controversial right-wing comments.
After Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt made a comparison between Hill’s political comments and Schilling’s, implying that the conservative got fired for doing it while the liberal did not, the former Red Sox pitcher responded:
“Her calling [Trump] a racist is not a surprise. Disney and ESPN have stopped giving all pretense of objectivity and they support a very intolerant, exclusive liberal agenda. Some of the most racist people in sports are at the station there now and they have a voice. They have always had a voice. My only issue with the entire thing is that they try to hide it as something it’s not. Everything around what the left does is based on your race, your sex, your sexual preference, your color, your religion, how you worship or how you don’t. It’s about identity politics.”
Schilling also added that, back in his day, an athlete refusing to stand for the national anthem would not have happened — unlike today where a number of sports figures have protested police shootings by kneeling. “It was a different generation,” he said — claiming that the “lack of respect for our flag” is due to a narrative propped up by the “liberal education system.”
The three time World Series champ was let go by ESPN after making anti-transgender comments on social media. However, he is now paid for his conservative screeds as a host for Breitbart News.
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