Former Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling Again Creates Social Media Controversy

Former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling is once again at the center of controversy.

The ESPN baseball analyst posted an image on Facebook earlier this week, showing his opposition to transgender people using the bathroom that fits their gender identity.

Schilling also commented saying "a man is a man no matter what they call themselves."

This comes as a federal appeals court ruling on transgender bathroom access in public schools is threatening a key provision of a North Carolina law limiting protections for the LGBT community. The court sided with a transgender teen who argued that a Virginia school board violated Title IX by prohibiting him from using the boys' room. 

Schilling's latest Facebook post has since been deleted.

In a quote on his personal blog, Schilling said in part: "There are things I have deeply held beliefs in, things I have that are core to who I am, things I am passionate about. If you ask me about them it's likely I'll give you a passionate answer, whether you like that answer or not is completely up to you." 

He also spoke to WEEI Wednesday morning to respond to the outrage over his post. Click here for that interview.

ESPN is reportedly looking into this matter.

Nearly a year ago, the former Sox pitcher was suspended by ESPN for tweeting a meme comparing extremist Muslims to Nazis.

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