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Baseball analyst suspended for Islamophobic tweet

25th Sep 2015
Baseball analyst suspended for Islamophobic tweet

Nadine Osman

Former baseball great Curt Schilling was suspended from ESPN sport network after he tweeted a message that equated Muslims to Nazis.

“Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective,” the ESPN network said in a statement.

“We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League World Series assignment pending further consideration,” it added.

On August 25, Schilling posted a photo of Adolf Hitler on Twitter that read: “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?”

Above the photo, he wrote: “The math is staggering when you get to true #s”).”

The tweet was later deleted.

Schilling has been suspended by ESPN for the rest of the regular season and the Wild Card round of the playoffs because of a recent tweet.

“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,” Schilling said on Twitter.

“I got suspended because the rules of the company I work for I broke,” Schilling said in an interview last month.

“I don’t have a problem with that. It wasn’t the content, it was the act. I’m not racist. I don’t have a racist bone in my body. That’s not who I am.”

“It’s part of what in a sense of what they hired me for, is what I got suspended for,” he added.

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