ESPN Suspends Curt Schilling Over Tweet

ESPN has suspended Curt Schilling following a tweet the analyst posted comparing Muslims to Nazis.

Schilling subsequently deleted the tweet, which had a photo with the caption: “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?” Along with the photo, Schilling wrote, “The math is staggering when you get to true #’s.”

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

Schilling, the longtime starting pitcher and former World Series MVP, joined ESPN as a baseball color analyst in 2010.