It seems Curt Schilling just can’t help himself. The former Red Sox righthander, who was suspended by ESPN last summer after he tweeted a meme comparing extremist Muslims to Nazis, posted — and then apparently deleted — a meme on Facebook Tuesday that assailed the transgender community’s opposition to a controversial North Carolina law mandating that people in public buildings use the bathroom that matches the sex listed on their birth certificates.
Schilling’s post, which has since been scrubbed from Facebook, showed a heavy-set man wearing a garter belt and stockings, with the caption: “LET HIM IN! To the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to DIE!!!”
Below, Schilling added a comment of his own: “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
Opponents of North Carolina’s HB2 “bathroom bill” say the legislation discriminates against transgender people.
Last month, ESPN announced it was reinstating Schilling to the network’s “Monday Night Baseball” telecasts — despite comments he made to a Kansas City sports radio station saying Hillary Clinton “should be buried under a jail” for using a private e-mail server.
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