From the New York Times:
ESPN Fires Curt Schilling Over an Offensive Social Media Post
By RICHARD SANDOMIR APRIL 20, 2016
Curt Schilling, a former All-Star pitcher and one of the highest-profile baseball analysts on ESPN, was fired from the network Wednesday, a day after he drew intense criticism for promoting offensive commentary on social media.
Schilling, who had worked for the network since 2010 and most recently offered analysis on “Monday Night Baseball,” was dismissed after sharing a Facebook post this week that appeared to respond to the North Carolina law that bars transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that do not correspond with their birth genders.
The post showed an overweight man wearing a wig and women’s clothing with parts of the T-shirt cut out to expose his breasts. It says: “LET HIM IN! to the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow-minded, judgmental, unloving racist bigot who needs to die.”
To that, Schilling added: “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
“ESPN is an inclusive company,” ESPN said in a statement. “Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
This reminds me of last year when Clint Eastwood offered a tiny joke about the transubstantiation of Bruce Jennner and Spike TV censored him.
Commenter Hereward points out that Schilling’s crime is lèse-diversité.
For background, Schilling was the key figure in the Boston Red Sox getting past the New York Yankees to win their first World Series since Babe Ruth’s time in Boston: