- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

ESPN has suspended baseball analyst Curt Schilling over a controversial meme he endorsed Tuesday.

Mr. Schilling, a star pitcher who was in the Major Leagues for 20 years, re-posted a meme that reads: “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?”

The text was superimposed of a photo of Adolf Hitler, CNN reported.

Mr. Schilling commented: “The math is staggering when you get to true #’s.”

He also shared the photo on Facebook, where the original post links to a video about the end times, CNN reported.

Mr. Schilling deleted the tweet and apologized individually to his some of his critics and supporters. At first he didn’t back off from his post, but he eventually wrote that he accepted the suspension.

“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,” Mr. Schilling wrote.

Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective,” ESPN said in a written statement. “We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.”

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