Former ESPN analyst and MLB legend Curt Schilling said that ESPN employs “some of the biggest racists in sports commentating” during an interview that aired Thursday morning on Breitbart’s “News Patriot Forum.”
Schilling, who was fired by the network last week after making a series of conservative social media posts, claims that “some of the most racist things [he’d] ever heard have come out of people that are on the air at ESPN.” (RELATED: ESPN Fires Curt Schilling Over Transgender Bathroom Meme)
“You listen to Stephen A. Smith, and Stephen A. Smith was the guy who said that Robert Griffin didn’t play quarterback for the Redskins because he’s black,” the three-time World Series champion said. “No, Robert Griffin didn’t play quarterback for the Redskins because he [stunk].”
Schilling also complained about the double standard within a leaked memo ESPN sent to employees that asked them to refrain from making political statements.
“To me that means focus on sports unless you want to talk about something that is part of the liberal agenda.”
“Tony Kornheiser compared the tea party to ISIS. I don’t know any planet where those are sports topics. But I don’t care. It’s OK. I think those conversations need to happen,” he explained. “But as soon as you go to the flip side, the right side, there are repercussions for not talking about sports.”