Former MLB pitcher and current ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling was reprimanded by the network after posting a questionable meme on Twitter.
On Tuesday morning, he tweeted a meme featuring an image of Adolf Hitler with the words: "It's said only 5-10 percent of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7 percent of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?" Schilling added his own commentary, the Los Angeles Times reports, writing, "The math is staggering when you get to the true #s." He deleted the tweet 10 minutes later.
Not long after, ESPN announced he would no longer be covering the Little League World Series. "Curt's tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company's perspective," the network said. "We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration." Schilling returned to Twitter to take responsibility, writing, "I understand and accept my suspension. 100 percent my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part." The lesson here is simple: Don't use Twitter.
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