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ESPN Suspends Curt Schilling After He Compares Muslims To Nazis

| by Michael Allen

Baseball analyst Curt Schilling was pulled by ESPN from covering the Little League World Series today after he tweeted a meme that compared Muslims and Nazis.

According to the New York Daily News, Schilling's tweet featured a picture of Hitler with the caption: "It is said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists ... In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?"

Schilling also wrote: "The math is staggering when you get to true #'s."

Aaron Gleeman, who writes for NBC Sports, tweeted a screenshot of Schilling's tweet (above) and added: "Curt Schilling tweeted this a few minutes ago and then deleted it."

ESPN 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 have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration."

Sports Illustrated reports that Schilling debated Twitter users over evolution for four hours in November 2014. ESPN's Keith Law posted scientific evidence in support of evolution to Schilling, which got Law suspended from Twitter by ESPN.

Schilling addressed his own suspension today on Twitter: "I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part."

Sources: Twitter (2), Sports Illustrated, New York Daily News / Picture Credit: Twitter Screenshot