(Reuters) - Sports network ESPN fired former baseball player Curt Schilling after reports of recent anti-transgender comments on social media.
"ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated," ESPN said in a statement on Wednesday. (http://es.pn/1VCV574)
ESPN last year also removed Schilling from coverage of the Little League World Series after the retired pitching star sent a tweet comparing the percentage of Muslims who are extremists to the percentage of Germans in 1940 who were Nazis.
Reuters could not immediately reach Schilling for comment.
(Reporting by Kshitiz Goliya in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)