Curt Schilling shares and gets suspended

A few months back, I praised Curt Schilling for his handling of a couple of Twitter trolls harassing his daughter.  I was under the impression that he had this social media thing down-pat.  Today…not so much.

This all has to do with the mess he made yesterday when he shared a photo and link to a video, that compares Muslims to Nazis:

schilling-nazi-tweetThe image’s caption cites a number alleging that 5-10% of Muslims are extremists and that only 7% of Germans were Nazis.  It would appear to imply that Muslims post a threat on par with Nazi Germany.

It didn’t take Schilling long to realize the mess he’d made and within a few minutes, he’d taken down the post from his Twitter feed (it was up a while longer on his Facebook page, apparently).  However, it had already been captured for posterity and Curt Schilling found himself backpedaling.

A number of Twitter users took him to task and he moved from a tepid defense of what he posted to mild apologies.

Then, Schilling’s employer, ESPN, stepped in and let it be known that they took exception to what he had posted and were suspending him:

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.

At that point, Schilling tweeted a real apology.

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.

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