ESPN pulls Schilling over Muslim ‘Nazi’ tweet

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LOS ANGELES: Major League Baseball legend Curt Schilling was suspended by broadcaster ESPN on Tuesday after triggering uproar with a tweet that compared “extremist” Muslims to Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime. Schilling, 48, attempted to head off the controversy, hastily deleting the tweet soon after it was posted on his Twitter feed. The post depicted a graphic of Hitler with the message: “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?” Schilling accompanied the tweet with his own message, reading: “The math is staggering when you get to the true #’s”. The post was deleted swiftly amid an online outcry.

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