Fired ESPN analyst Curt Schilling says racism and bigotry is alive and well at the "Worldwide leader of Sports."
In an interview on SiriusXM radio's "Breitbart News Patriot Forum," Schilling said ESPN hires "some of the biggest racists in sports commentating."
"Some of the most racist things that I've ever heard come out of people that are on the air at ESPN," Schilling said. "You take it for what it is. You know who they are. You know what they are. I like that they are, openly, because then you know who they are. You know that they exist."
Schilling specifically pointed to controversial comments made by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith and Tony Kornheiser that did not result in any backlash from the parent company.
"You listen to Stephen A. Smith, and Stephen A. Smith was the guy who said that Robert Griffin didn't play quarterback for the Redskins because he's black," Schilling told Newsday. "No, Robert Griffin didn't play quarterback for the Redskins because he [stunk].
"Tony Kornheiser compared the Tea Party to ISIS. I don't know any planet where those are sports topics. But I don't care. It's OK. I think those conversations need to happen. But as soon as you go to the flip side, the right side, there are repercussions for not talking about sports."
The former major league pitcher who compiled a 216-146 record and finished second in Cy Young voting three times, blamed his right-leaning political viewpoints as the reason why he was fired. He said fellow ESPN employees secretly admitted to him that they too were Republicans.
Schilling was fired last week after posting an anti-transgender post on Facebook. He is no stranger to controversy. He once was suspended by ESPN for posting a meme comparing the number of extremist Muslims today to the number of Nazis during World War II.