Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is defending himself after he posted a controversial image about transgender rights on his Facebook.
The image shows a transgender woman with the caption, "Let him into the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow-minded, judgmental, unloving racist bigot who needs to die!" Schilling also made his own comment on the post, saying, "A man is a man no matter what they call themselves."
On Wednesday, Schilling went on WEEI to defend his comments.
"Do you ever have someone say something about you, that you almost laugh about because they clearly don’t know who you are, and there’s no way it could be true?" Schilling said told WEEI. "That’s how I feel about stuff that’s happened there. I don’t have a racist bone in my body. One of my sons is very involved in the LGBT community at high school, has a club at high school. I’ve had people of all races, colors, religions, sexual orientations and whatever in my home and never in my life have I treated somebody based on any of those factors.
Schilling said he received a call from ESPN on Tuesday. The network said it is taking this matter very seriously and is in the process of reviewing it.
Schilling was not home when 7News reached him for comment. His wife had no comment but said to check out her Facebook page.
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