ESPN Shelves Shilling
ESPN took Shilling off the air, here's why. The sports giant has booted the former hall of famer off its broadcast because of an anti- Muslim tweet according to the Associated Press. Shilling’s offense was not an original tweet but a retweet according to the article. The tweet was removed, but not before the damage was done.
Here’s the tweet: “Only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?” Even though the tweet was removed, the network removed Shilling from the Little League World Series Broadcast. He accepted the punishment and released a statement on the situation. “Bad choices have bad consequences, and this was a bad decision in every way on my part.”
ESPN hasn’t commented on what’s next for Shilling.