Guys! You need to hold some brakes while posting and sharing something on Facebook and other social media. Otherwise, you would lose your job like that of Curt Schilling.
Yes, Curt Schilling, the famous baseball analyst at ESPN who has joined the network since 2010 has been fired because of his act of sharing an offensive post on Facebook. You can also click onto USA Today for more.
Whoa! That was quite unfortunate. In a sense who would have ever thought of losing a job just by sharing a mere post on Facebook.
Curt Schilling is a former All-Star pitcher and one of the high profile baseball analysts on ESPN. He has been fired from the network on April 20 a day after he was intensely criticized for sharing a very offensive post on Facebook. Not only he shared the post, he kind of promoted the commentary by adding his own thoughts as well.
Schilling had been working for ESPN since 2010 and most recently he has been offering analysis on “Monday Night Baseball,”
He has now been kicked out as already mentioned because of sharing ‘offensive post in social media’. He might not have thought about it seriously before he shared it but turned out to respond to the North Carolina law that bars transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that do not correspond with their genders to be clear their birth genders.
Here is what he shared.
The post showed an overweight man wearing a wig and lady’s clothes managed to reveal his boobs. It says “LET HIM IN! to the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow-minded, judgmental, unloving racist bigot who needs to die.”
On the top of that Schilling added “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
Well, that’s pretty it.
He then got fired and ESPN said in a statement “Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
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