Curt Schilling’s politics got him fired from ESPN. Abby Wambach’s politics didn’t prevent her from getting hired.
ESPN hired Wambach to analyze soccer at the Olympics, and venture into more controversial matters with “Outside the Lines” and on a planned podcast called “Fearless Conversation with Abby Wambach,” a program the AP describes as one in “which she promises won’t shy away from controversy.”
Wambach owns two Olympic gold medals and a World Cup victory. Her 184 goals in international play give her the all-time record. She retired from soccer in December but did not retire from issuing provocative opinions.
“The way that he has brought in a bunch of these foreign guys is not something I believe in wholeheartedly,” Wambach said in calling for the firing of U.S. men’s team coach Jurgen Klinsmann. “I don’t believe in it. I don’t believe in it in my heart.”