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Curt Schilling sees shirt threatening violence against journalists, and he loves it

Curt Schilling (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

A man wore a headline-grabbing T-shirt during a Minnesota rally for Donald Trump over the weekend, and it's getting renewed attention because former All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling is praising it.

Schilling took to Twitter Monday evening to share an image of the black shirt, which reads: "Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required," calling it "awesome."

He later defended the tweet, saying the shirt, which he called an example of "sarcasm," is "funny," adding that "if it offends" any of his followers, they should block him or "shut the hell up." He also asked observers if they were equally offended by "4 dead men in Benghazi."

Until April, Schilling was an MLB analyst for ESPN, but was fired after publishing a series of incendiary tweets much like the one about this anti-media T-shirt.

The offensive shirt was eventually pulled by online store Zazzle.

"We've removed the items in question," the company said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "Thank you for raising the issue. Zazzle is a marketplace so we rely on our community to maintain an open dialogue with us — thank you again for alerting us to these offensive items."

Schilling, for his part, apparently sees no issue with the outfit. His tweet was still up at the time this story was published.

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