Athlete Turned Politician?? Probably Not…

His bloody sock performance in the 2001 American League Championship Series and the Red Sox historic win (and later world series title) was a great legacy for the pitcher.

Fast-forward to 2016, and his name is now used in a completely different way (mostly used with “crazy”, in my personal opinion.)

In April of this year, Schilling was fired by ESPN for an offensive insensitive Facebook post regarding the North Carolina bathroom laws.

“ESPN in an inclusive company,” ESPN said in a statement. “Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.” Schilling later said he didn’t post it, however there was ample screenshots showing otherwise. I won’t get into the whole issue since it can be lengthy given the amount of times Schilling spoke about it, and the outrage the general public had.

Fast-forward again to the fall, and Schilling is voicing his opinions as a staunch Trump supporter. More recently, he held a rally on City Hall Plaza Saturday regarding the “Clinton crime family”. This follows a comment he made last month regarding him running against Elizabeth Warren for her senator seat.

Photo courtesy of Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Photo courtesy of Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Not necessarily a politics post, but also not necessary a sports post (where Schilling should probably stay). Just an interesting life path by a once household name.

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