By Barbara Harrison
Will former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling never learn?
Seemingly every day he posts his brain farts on Twitter, and most of them are easily dismissed.
But comparing Muslims to Nazis??????????
ESPN removed Schilling from its Little League World Series coverage Tuesday after a controversial tweet from the retired baseball player compared Muslims to Nazis.
“It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists,” the graphic Schilling tweeted read. “In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?”
Schilling almost immediately deleted the 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,” the network said in a statement.
Schilling also apologized individually to users on Twitter, tweeting to one user that it “didn’t come across in any way as intended or interpreted” and acknowledging to another that the fact was incredibly false.
“My mistake posting the stuff,” he tweeted to another user.