Curt Schilling Compares Muslims To Nazis, Apologizes [UPDATES]
August 25 / Jake O'Donnell / SportsGrid
Curt Schilling has a unique worldview which he's more than ok with sharing on social media (like this stuff). He's professional sports' crazy uncle, often making bold statements about geopolitics, economics, human nature, evolution and now religion -- specifically people who practice Islam.
Tuesday afternoon, Schilling tweeted out a piping hot truthbomb comparing Muslims to Nazis using some weird statistics that make absolutely no sense.
For starters, how could someone reliably cite the percentage of Germans who aligned themselves with the Nazi party 80 FREAKIN' YEARS AGO! What kind of tinfoil hat website do these numbers come from? More importantly, what does the political affiliation of 66 million German citizens have to do with the religious beliefs of 1.6 billion people who live in literally every country on the planet?
Is he trying to say that Muslims are on the verge of rising up as a whole to embark on a campaign of world domination? Is he trying to say that we should be scared of every practicing Muslim we encounter? Why did he immediately delete this tweet? There are a lot of questions about his message here, but only one real clear answer: Curt Schilling is an insane person.
He's currently in the process of apologizing, using the old "I was just trying to float some facts" defense.
-- Schilling was slated to work the booth for ESPN's Little League World Series coverage and, not surprisingly, he is no longer slated to work the booth for ESPN's Little League World Series coverage. Ya know, because some of the kids might have Muslim parents and it's probably in bad taste to have someone announcing their baseball game who thinks they're inherently members of a hate group.
Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective. We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.
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