Baseball Analyst Curt Schilling was fired from ESPN for saying this about transgender bathrooms — what most people are thinking:
“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.”
For that, ESPN FIRED HIM. This is not something he said on the air. He said it on his own Facebook page.
Curt Schilling is one of the greatest pitchers of the modern era. From 2001 to 2007 he helped the Arizona Diamondbacks and Red Sox with the World Series (2001, 2004 and 2007). Schilling is not known for being a quiet person and has had pretty strong opinions in the past. He was suspended in 2015 for comparing radical Muslims to Nazis.
Sarah Palin showed her support for Schilling with this post:
She also supported him in 2015 with this sentiment:
“ESPN – what happened to you? Your intolerant PC police are running amok and making a joke out of you!” Palin wrote. “By picking and choosing who they’ll tolerate and who they’ll try to destroy, ESPN has zero credibility as a sound and reasonable media outlet.”
See a video report here – warning graphic image:
Do you agree with this? Should employees have the freedom to express themselves on their own social media outlets without fear of losing their jobs?
H/T: The New York Times