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.”
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.”
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.
Last summer, ESPN suspended Schilling for sharing a meme on several social media platforms, comparing Muslim extremists to Nazis.