Former Pitching Great Curt Schilling Says … 80-85% of Pro Athletes Are Conservative & Slams ESPN for Going Liberal LEFT
SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT BETTER FIGURE OUT WHO THEIR MARKET IS …
In an interview on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling stated he believes that 80 to 85 percent of professional athletes are conservatives. Schilling, who in my opinion is being black-balled from the MLB HOF because of his right political leanings, went on to slam ESPN for their dishonesty and liberal lurch to the LEFT. Which can help explain why ESPN’s ratings have been in free-fall. Curt Schilling makes no pretense that he is a conservative and a Trump supporter. At some point not ESPN, but all of the networks that cover sports better figure out who their viewer is. Just a hint, its not the far left.
Schilling made the statement during an interview with Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, citing few athletes that expressed support for Hillary Clinton and are drawn to conservatism through the appreciation of hard work.
“Look around professional sports and look at how many athletes there are and look at how many have come out and spoke out in favor of Clinton or in favor of liberals. They are because it’s mainstream in the public eye to do that right now. All the rest are, for the most part, are conservative because you don’t come out and speak about stuff like that…It’s work ethic,” Schilling said. “To get where they go, to get where a professional athlete gets, you have to work your a** off your entire life. You understand and appreciate an incredibly hard day’s work that, hopefully, will pay off in the future.”
He addressed the end of his time working for ESPN, saying they were dishonest about the reason he was fired and defended comments he made while working there.
“What I care about is that they lie about it. ESPN fires me for, apparently, being intolerant because I was actually commenting around the fact men should use the men’s room and women should use women’s room. Apparently, that was enough, the straw that broke the camel’s back,” Schilling explained. “Then, they come out and act as if they are a tolerant group and they’ve gone full mental since then. They’ve gone way over the edge on the left, having a tribute to Obama after his last day in office, which gave me acid reflux.”