Via press release:
Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is used to throwing people out — not being thrown out. But after the former World Series Champ expressed his colorful opinion about the bathroom debate in North Carolina, ESPN fired him. Although Schilling made the comments on his personal page (which included a disclaimer that the opinion was 100% his), it didn’t matter. The idea that any father wouldn’t want his daughter to share a restroom with a grown man was too much for the sports network, who sent the MLB record-holder to “the showers” in another obvious attempt at “tolerance.”
“ESPN is an inclusive company,” officials said, ignoring the irony, not to mention blatant hypocrisy. “Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.” While some say the picture and post could have been more artfully communicated, Schilling is obviously as bewildered as the rest of us at this fast-speed train of gender lunacy. “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with…” he argued, pointing out some very blunt anatomical differences.
Of course, ESPN didn’t seem to mind when Tony Kornheiser compared the tea party to ISIS in September. And unlike Curt, he did it on air! Where is Kornheiser today, you ask? Still behind an ESPN microphone, collecting checks! How’s that for selective outrage? Obviously, Schilling was targeted because he expressed politically incorrect views. Is it really so radical to suggest that people select the restroom or locker room that matches their anatomy, so as not to violate the privacy and even safety of the other 99.5% of society?