Curt Schilling, who was fired from ESPN last week, is accusing the network of having a double-standard when it comes to their employees sharing political opinions.
The conservative baseball analyst was fired from ESPN because his "conduct was unacceptable." Schilling has consistently been criticized for some of the opinions he has shared on social media. Most recently, he came under fire for sharing an anti-transgender meme on his Facebook page.
During a one-hour appearance on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s “Breitbart News Patriot Forum,” Schilling voiced some opinions on ESPN.
“It was apparent to me early on that if you wanted to go off topic as a sports person you had to go off topic left, or you were going to get in trouble,” Schilling said.
You listen to Stephen A. Smith, and Stephen A. Smith was the guy who said that Robert Griffin didn’t play quarterback for the Redskins because he’s black. No, Robert Griffin didn’t play quarterback for the Redskins because he [stunk].
“. . . Tony Kornheiser compared the Tea Party to ISIS. I don’t know any planet where those are sports topics. But I don’t care. It’s OK. I think those conversations need to happen. But as soon as you go to the flip side, the right side, there are repercussions for not talking about sports.”
You can read Newsday's full write-up on Schilling's comments here.
Schilling's interview will air at 8 a.m. E.T.