BOSTON (CBS) – Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has been fired by ESPN after he shared an anti-transgender photo on Facebook.
“ESPN is an inclusive company,” the network said in a statement. “Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”READ MORE: Gov. Baker Proposes Waiving Massachusetts Sales Tax For All Of August And September
Earlier this week, Schilling shared a photo of a man with the words: “Let him in! To the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!”
He added his own comment saying, “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves.”READ MORE: Treasured Photo Album Returned To Gloucester Bar Made Famous By 'The Perfect Storm'
Schilling was apparently referring to laws in several states that restrict bathroom access to transgender people.
He later deleted the post and defended himself in a blog post.
“This latest brew ha ha is beyond hilarious,” Schilling wrote on Tuesday. “I didn’t post that ugly looking picture. I made a comment about the basic functionality of mens and womens restrooms, period.MORE NEWS: Chelsea Giving Free Air Conditioning Units To Eligible Residents
Last summer, ESPN suspended Schilling for sharing a meme on several social media platforms, comparing Muslim extremists to Nazis.