ESPN suspends Curt Schilling for comparing radical Muslims to Nazis
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Sports media giant ESPN suspended baseball analyst Curt Schilling for tweeting a meme comparing radical Muslims to Nazis, the network announced Tuesday.
 
“Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective,” ESPN said in a statement. “We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.”
 
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The photo Schilling posted contained a picture of Adolf Hitler and the text: “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?”
 
Schilling later deleted the tweet.
The former Boston Red Sox pitcher took responsibility for the incident.
 
“I understand and accept my suspension,” Schilling said in a tweet Tuesday. “100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part.”
 
Schilling is often outspoken about his political beliefs. He previously told a Boston radio station that he was not inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame because he is a Republican.
 
Schilling serves as the color analyst for ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" and makes regular appearances on various network shows as an analyst. He pitched for 20 years in the Major Leagues, winning 216 games and three World Series.