I guess this was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
After several missteps, Curt Schilling has finally been shown the door at ESPN.
The former major league pitcher and Baseball Tonight analyst has been fired by the sports broadcasting giant after he posted a meme on Facebook that crudely referenced the transgender community.
He then railed on the topic in a blog post on his website.
Let me remind you that Schilling sent out a tweet last year that compared the number of Nazi sympathizers in Germany to the percentage of modern Muslim extremists.
Just weeks ago, he broke a rule that ESPN put out to its staff, asking them not to offer public commentary on the presidential races.
But Schilling just couldn’t contain himself and let his thoughts fill the Twitter-sphere.
Listen, I’m not going to put Schilling and Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw in the same boat.
Shaw’s anti-gay slur on Tuesday night of Game 4 of the Chicago-St. Louis playoff series was probably a heat of the moment thing.
It was still very wrong, and I’m glad Shaw has apologized.
Schilling, on the other hand, appears to be a lost cause — a former pro athlete who obviously needs an outlet, but manages to repeatedly stuff his foot in his big mouth.