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.”

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Post shared by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling (Image from Facebook)

Post shared by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling (Image from Facebook)

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.”

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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.

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