SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (CBSNewYork/AP) — ESPN removed Curt Schilling from its broadcast team for the Little League World Series on Tuesday because of an anti-Muslim tweet.
Schilling retweeted a post that said, “Only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?” The post was soon removed from his Twitter feed.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 1/16 Sunday Morning Forecast
The network said the tweet was unacceptable and that it “made that point very strongly to Curt.” ESPN said Schilling was removed from the Little League World Series assignment “pending further consideration.”READ MORE: Nets Rout Pelicans But Lose Durant To Sprained Left Knee
The three-time World Series champion accepted the punishment, saying in a statement: “Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part.”MORE NEWS: 40-Year-Old Michelle Alyssa Go Killed After Being Pushed In Front Of Oncoming Subway In Times Square; 'Absolutely Senseless Act Of Violence'
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