US baseball great suspended for Islamophobic tweet

Curt Schilling, a former MLB pitcher compared Muslims to Nazis in a tweet which he removed after getting a backlash from fans.

US baseball great suspended for Islamophobic tweet

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A television sports channel removed former baseball great Curt Schilling from its broadcast after he tweeted a message that equated Muslims to Nazis.

"Curt's tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company's perspective," the ESPN network said in a statement.

"We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League World Series assignment pending further consideration," it added.

Schilling on Tuesday posted a photo of Adolf Hitler on Twitter that read: "It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?”

Above the photo, he wrote: "The math is staggering when you get to true #s")."

The tweet was later deleted.

"I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part", Schilling said on Twitter.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Eylül 2015, 12:11