Former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling was the special guest at a “Breitbart News Patriot Forum” listener event for SiriusXM in New York City on Wednesday.
Recently fired by ESPN for expressing his views on North Carolina’s controversial transgender public bathroom law, Schilling gave a candid assessment of the broader culture at ESPN.
“It was apparent to me early on that if you wanted to go off topic as a sportsperson, you had to go off topic left or you were going to get into trouble,” Schilling said.
But despite ESPN’s leftwing bias, Schilling added, “Some of the most racist things that I’ve ever heard come out of people that are on the air at ESPN. There are some of the biggest racists in sports commentating, and 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 then explained that he used to have co-workers at ESPN quietly agree with him on politics.
“We had the green room in ESPN, which I kind of turned it into a locker room where everything was on the table, you could make fun of anybody’s mom and all the things that go with that, like in a baseball locker room,” Schilling explained.
“But I had people come up to me and go [whispering] ‘Hey, I’m with ya. I’m a Republican, too.’ But they had to whisper. It was like a deadly serious thing,” Schilling said, adding, “Like religion on the table was a much easier discussion than who you voted for.”
To hear the full interview with Curt Schilling tune into Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 at 8:00am tomorrow, Thursday, April 28.
Breitbart News Daily airs on SiriusXM Patriot 125 weekdays from 6:00AM to 9:00AM EST.
Listen to this clip from Schilling’s interview below: