CNN host Michael Smerconish tried to corner former Red Sox reliever Curt Schilling on the issue of President Donald Trump’s calling out ESPN for its double-standard on “fireable offenses.”
Schilling, now a radio host, was fired by ESPN in 2016 for a Facebook post about transgender bathrooms, while Jemele Hill’s calling the president a “white supremacist” resulted in the network defending its decision to keep her on board.
“The problem is, for me,” Schilling said, “is that they openly support what I believe to be racist liberal agenda platforms while denying they do, which is kind of frustrating.”
When Smerconish accused Schilling of using a shared photo to “besmirch an entire class of individuals,” claiming “that’s why you got fired,” Schilling shot back.
During his interview with CNN, Schilling stated, “I wasn’t fired for speaking my mind, I was fired for being a conservative,” strongly hinting at the fact he believes ESPN is heavily biased. He went on, saying, “she has no place in any platform that represents sports.”