Former ESPN commentator and baseball star Curt Schilling blasted his former network on Thursday, saying it employed "some of the most racist people in sports."
Schilling addressed the controversy over "SportsCenter" anchor Jemele Hill, who called President Trump a "white supremacist" on Twitter.
"Her calling [Trump] a racist is not a surprise," Schilling told "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade in an interview. "Disney and ESPN have stopped giving all pretense of objectivity and they support a very intolerant, exclusive liberal agenda."
"Some of the most racist people in sports are at the station there now and they have a voice," the former MLB player continued. "They have always had a voice."
ESPN distanced itself from Hill's remarks and reprimanded her a day after her tweet.
“The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN,” the network said. “We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”
ESPN Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/3kfexjx9zQ— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) September 12, 2017
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, though, called for Hill to be fired, saying her remarks were "one of the more outrageous comments that anybody could make."
Hill has not apologized for her comments about Trump, only expressing regret over painting ESPN "in an unfair light."
Schilling has criticized ESPN for firing him and not Hill.
Schilling was fired by ESPN in April 2016 for a social media post about the controversial North Carolina bill that forced people to use the restrooms corresponding with their birth genders.
"My only issue with the entire thing is that they try to hide it as something it’s not," Schilling concluded.
"Everything around what the left does is based on your race, your sex, your sexual preference, your color, your religion, how you worship or how you don’t. It’s about identity politics.”