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Legendary Pitcher Curt Schilling Posts 'Terrifying' Number on Radical Muslims — See How He Handled the Backlash (UPDATED)


"I didnt say anything. If its anywhere true its terrifying in number."

FILE - In an Aug. 2, 2013 file photo, former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling is inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame during a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michel Perez, File)

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.


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."


UPDATE: 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.

ESPN said the insinuation in the post was “completely unacceptable,” and “in no way represents our company’s perspective. We made that point very strongly to Curt,” BuzzFeed reported.

(H/T: Mediaite)


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