Baseball great Schilling apologizes for meme Tweet citing ‘terrifying’ number on Muslims

Baseball great Schilling apologizes for meme Tweet citing ‘terrifying’ number on Muslims

[Ed. – Another instance of CLIF: complete loss of intellectual function.  The “meme” image lacks nuance, certainly, but it raises a valid point about the outsize impact of radicalism.  The Twitter discussion of it is utterly moronic, scoring no rational points whatsoever.  Lesson: if you’re Curt Schilling, stick to baseball.]

For roughly 10 minutes, legendary MLB pitcher Curt Schilling’s official Twitter account had a tweet posted that compared the percentage of radical Muslims to the percentage of Nazis in Germany in 1940.

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However, Schilling quickly deleted the tweet and backtracked after several users criticized the comparison. At least one user told Schilling that he’ll be lucky to “still have a job tonight” as an analyst for ESPN.

He ultimately apologized to one Twitter user, saying the message “didn’t come across in any way as intended.” …

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ESPN has pulled Schilling from an announcer gig during Little League World Series games after he posted the Internet meme comparing Nazis to radical Islamists.

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