Hey, Did You Know That ESPN’s Curt Schilling Thinks Muslims Are Basically The Same As Nazis?

Hey, Did You Know That ESPN’s Curt Schilling Thinks Muslims Are Basically The Same As Nazis?

It is well known by now that former Boston Red Sox great and current ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling is a right-wing doofus who likes to tweet out dumb shit to piss off liberals. In the past, he’s gotten into Twitter fights over evolution and pushed false conservative memes willy-nilly. Despite his tendency to be offensively inflammatory online, he’s not faced any real heat from the Worldwide Leader. That may change now based on his actions Tuesday.

For some reason, Mr. Bloody Sock thought it would be a good idea to tweet out a bullshit wingnut meme claiming that Muslims are just like Nazis because the percentage of Islamic extremists is equal to that of Nazis in Germany in 1940. While he quickly deleted the tweet once he started taking heat online, Arash Karami was able to get a screengrab and retweet it.


For his part, Schilling has attempted to apologize and own up to his mistake on Twitter, responding to a number of users who have rightfully given him shit about his idiotic, and totally in character, actions. Meanwhile, others are having a field day at Schilling’s expense.  


It will be very interesting how ESPN reacts to Schilling’s self-inflicted wound.


UPDATE: ESPN released a statement regarding Schilling’s tweet.

“Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective. We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.”

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.