Curt Schilling continues to feel the fallout over tweeting a controversial meme, comparing Muslims to Nazis last week.
Schilling had already been pulled from Little League World Series coverage, now the ex-pitcher turned ESPN Major League Baseball analyst will not appear on the network for the rest of the baseball season, ESPN announced Thursday.
"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," Josh Krulewitz of ESPN Public Relations wrote on his Twitter account. "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.”
Last Tuesday, Schilling tweeted the message, "The math is staggering when you get to true #'s," accompanied by a graphic meme of Adolf Hitler with the statement: “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?”
Later that same day Schilling tweeted an apology: "I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part."
Crazy enough, actress Stacey Dash agreed with Schilling's original tweet and said that ESPN should apologize to the former pitcher and give him his analyst job back.
The MLB's first wild-card game is scheduled for October 6.
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