Former MLB star and current ESPN analyst Curt Schilling has been suspended by the network after posting a controversial meme on Twitter.
The gist? The meme shared by Curt implies radical Muslims are as serious of a threat to the world as the Nazis, and statistics prove it ...
The meme, with Hitler photo, reads, "It's said only 5-10% Muslims are extremists. In 1940 only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?!"
Curt added, "The math is staggering when you get to true #'s."
Schilling only had the post up for about 10 minutes before rethinking it, but that was more than enough for the ESPN brass to take notice.
ESPN promptly yanked the former All-Star pitcer from his assignment covering the Little League World Series in the wake of his post.
The network said in a statement, "Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective."
"We made that point very strongly to Curt and removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration."
Schilling, 48, just issued the following statement regarding the matter, apologizing and saying, "I understand and accept my suspension."
The situation, he says, is "100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part."