Well, thanks a lot Obama. Of course, President Obama has done everything from causing people to break their diets to coast through stop signs. But now he has really done it. The president of the United States got ESPN’s Curt Schilling fired! At least that is what the former half-term governor of Alaska Sarah Palin’s latest Facebook alert says:
ESPN fired retired MLB pitcher Curt Schilling last year for a controversial social media post and provided this statement:
‘ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.’
At an Oklahoma rally for Donald Trump, Palin blamed Obama‘s so-called neglect of veterans for her son Track’s arrest on domestic violence charges.
In an editorial, Palin blamed the president for taking away people’s 2nd amendment right to bear arms:
‘…strip them of the Constitutional rights that generations of Americans shed blood to protect.’
Schilling, 49-years-old, was in big trouble, because of an anti-transgender meme on Facebook.
The meme was against transgender people using bathrooms associated with their gender identity, not the gender on their birth certificates. Later Schilling deleted the post.
Later, Schilling wrote in his blog:
‘I didn’t post that ugly looking picture. I made a comment about the basic functionality of men’s and women’s restrooms, period.’
This isn’t the first time Schilling has been suspended from covering baseball for ESPN. That time one of his tweets dealt with Muslims and Nazis. According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” That tweet got him removed from:
‘…the remainder of the 2015 regular season and the wild-card playoff game after posting a tweet comparing Muslims to Nazis.’
The sports network released a statement at that time say that Schilling’s tweet was:
‘…completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective.’
Tuesday, Schilling made another entry in his blog, where he says that race, gender, or sexual identity do not matter to him, but:
‘There are things I have deeply held beliefs in, things I have that are core to who I am, things I am passionate about. If you ask me about them it’s likely I’ll give you a passionate answer, whether you like that answer or not is completely up to you. I am not going to give you answers to make sure you like what I say, let the rest of the insecure world do that.’
Schilling was with the baseball league for a record 20 seasons before he retired in 2009.
Next Palin will be telling people that it is Obama’s fault Trump doesn’t get elected.
Check out this video about Palin’s weird post blaming the president again:
H/T: The Hollywood Reporter, and ESPN.