ESPN Removes Curt Schilling From Little League Broadcasts Over Nazi Meme
Scott Eells—Bloomberg/Getty Images Curt Schilling, former Boston Red Sox pitcher, speaks during an interview in New York on Feb. 13, 2012.
The tweet appeared to compare Muslims to Germans during the Nazi regime
ESPN has removed Curt Schilling from the Little League World Series broadcast after the former baseball star tweeted a meme that appeared to compare Muslims to Germans during the Nazi regime.
The tweet, which has since been removed. featured a graphic that showed Adolf Hitler next to text reading: “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7%
of Germans were Nazis. how’d that go?”
ESPN condemned the tweet and announced Schilling would be removed from the broadcast. “Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective,” ESPN said in a press release. “We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.”
Schilling responded with an apologetic tweet, saying it was “100% my fault.”
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.
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) August 25, 2015