Former Boston Red Sox star Curt Schilling was fired by ESPN after he defended barring men from entering women's restrooms. Now he's holding nothing back on his former employer, pulling back the curtain on ESPN's leftist bias and openly "racist" employees.
The comments came in a radio interview with "Breitbart News Patriot Forum" on Wednesday, in which Schilling said "some of the biggest racists in sports commenting" reside at ESPN and noted that his fellow Republican employees had to talk in hushed tones about their political views due to the overt hostility to conservatives at the network.
"It was apparent to me early on that if you wanted to go off topic as a sportsperson, you had to go off topic left or you were going to get into trouble," said Schilling, adding later, "We had the green room in ESPN, which I kind of turned it into a locker room where everything was on the table, you could make fun of anybody’s mom and all the things that go with that, like in a baseball locker room. But I had people come up to me and go [whispering] ‘Hey, I’m with ya. I’m a Republican, too.’ But they had to whisper. It was like a deadly serious thing,” Schilling said, adding, “Like religion on the table was a much easier discussion than who you voted for."
Though the company outwardly embraces leftist political correctness, Schilling said ESPN is rife with racism.
"Some of the most racist things that I've ever heard come out of people that are on the air at ESPN."
"Some of the most racist things that I've ever heard come out of people that are on the air at ESPN," said Schilling. "There are some of the biggest racists in sports commentating, and you take it for what it is. You know who they are. You know what they are. I like that they are openly because then you know who they are. You know that they exist."
Schilling, who had worked for ESPN since 2010, was fired last week for a Tweet blasting the Left's push to allow men who "identify" as women into women’s restrooms, fitting rooms, and locker-rooms, and saying "a man is a man no matter what." Ironically, ESPN responded by stressing its commitment to being "inclusive."
"ESPN is an inclusive company," said the network in a statement. "Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated."
For some more evidence of ESPN's left-wing bias, Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro provided a helpful list of "5 ESPN personalities who said insane stuff but weren't fired."
H/t Larry O'Connor