Curt Schilling To Run For US Congress
Trump appears to be drawn to controversy and inappropriate remarks much like a moth to an open flame. The US president recently voiced his public support in favour of disgraced ex-MLB pitcher and former ESPN commentator Curt Schilling’s decision to run for Congress in Arizona. Schilling (52), former world-champion pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and later on for the Boston Red Sox, was fired by ESPN in 2016 for having made crude comments about transgender people on Facebook.
Schilling recently confirmed the news of his intention to run for Congress in an email to local news publication The Arizona Republic. He failed to comment on the district he planned to run for but evidently could not help getting a jab in on the issue of illegal immigrants, writing in his letter of correspondence that illegal immigration is no laughing matter.
End Of The Line For Schill
Boston’s Big Schill in 2016 showed his true intolerant colours when he took to social media to vent his feelings about transgender people by having posted an image of a man dressed in female attire sporting a blonde wig. The caption commented on the at-the-time controversy surrounding the rights of transgender people to use whichever bathroom they chose to. Schill insinuated that it simply wasn’t safe to allow transgender men to use female rest rooms because according to the ex-MLB player, “men were men” and no law would ever change the fact.
The incident proved to be the last straw for ESPN. Schill had in 2015 been suspended from the Little League World Series after he had compared Muslims to Germany’s Nazis. No further leniency would be granted by ESPN and so the commentator was eventually fired.
Ask Me No Questions
Schill had at the time of his termination of employment said that there were some things that he would never be tempted to budge on. He also said that many questions could be asked on a number of topics and if questions of a specific nature were to be addressed at him, then those questions would in all likelihood be met with a passionate response. Whether or not the asker of the questions liked his answers, said Schill, was up to whoever was doing the asking, and not to him (Schill).
Schill had previously had a go at running for Senate in the state of Massachusetts.