ESPN Suspends Curt Schilling for Comparing Muslim Terrorists to Nazis
On Tuesday, ESPN suspended former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling for tweeting a meme comparing [Muslim terrorists] to Nazis. Here was the offending tweet:
Schilling deleted the tweet after blowback. ESPN released a statement upon suspending Schilling:
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.
The tweet was offensive – to [Muslim terrorists]. Factually speaking, there were approximately 6.5 million formal members of the Nazi Party in 1940, out of a total German population of well over 80 million – a little over 8 percent. That number of members did not fully represent the level of support for the Nazi regime in Germany in 1940, of course.