Former baseball star Curt Schilling is back in the news for yet another outrageous comment, this time tweeting about how “awesome” it is to lynch journalists.
On Monday, Schilling sent out this tweet showing someone at a Donald Trump event, which he has since deleted:
Schilling later defending his comment as “sarcasm” in a series of responses such as this one:
”Love those tolerant liberals! Just dying to find an offense somewhere other than their scumbag candidates,” he wrote in another response.
Schilling had a successful two-decade career as a pitcher that included being part of three World Series championship teams. However, his career off the field hasn’t been as smooth.
Over the summer, ESPN fired Schilling after he made a series of offensive comments on social media, including remarks comparing Muslims to Nazis and a rant against the transgender community. He has also been criticized over the failure of his video game company, which collapsed after accepting $75 million in loans that were backed by the taxpayers of Rhode Island.
More recently, Schilling announced he was going to run for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts against Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2018.