Friday, 22 April 2016

Curt Schilling goes on social media bender days after being fired by ESPN

 Curt Schilling hasn't let unemployment stop him from doing what he loves — spewing his controversial opinions on social media.

The former ace pitcher was fired by ESPN on Wednesday, and since then has gone on a Twitter bender, ripping the transgender bathroom law, getting into a back-and-forth with Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy, defending his right to free speech, sharing memes and arguing with followers.

Schilling has been known to laugh in the face of political correctness, but the final straw for ESPN was when Schilling — who had been part of the network's Major League Baseball coverage since 2010 — shared a meme on Facebook that was demeaning to transgender people.

 He also commented, “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designated for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic."

Schilling's remarks were in support of a North Carolina law that bars people in the state from using a bathroom other than the one for their biological gender.

Early Friday morning, McCarthy let Schilling know — in a mostly civil discussion — that he didn't agree with the retired hurler's theory that letting transgender people use the bathroom of their choice makes it easier for "perverts" and "scum" to molest women and children.

"What is stopping any pervert from already going into a bathroom not designated for them and doing what they want? Nothing," McCarthy wrote.


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