Curt Schilling claims majority of pro athletes are closet conservatives, too busy working to talk politics

With all the left-wing political pronouncements coming out of the sports world these days, it may seem impossible, but former Red Sox star Curt Schilling says that up to 85 percent of pro sport players are conservatives.

Screenshot-Curt Schilling
Screenshot-Curt Schilling

Schilling made his comment during an interview on Philadelphia’s WPHT radio where he insisted that even though some pro-athletes announced support for Hillary Clinton, most players lean conservative otherwise because they appreciate hard work, Philly’s CBS affiliate reported.

Look around professional sports and look at how many athletes there are and look at how many have come out and spoke out in favor of Clinton or in favor of liberals. They are because it’s mainstream in the public eye to do that right now. All the rest are, for the most part, are conservative because you don’t come out and speak about stuff like that… It’s work ethic. To get where they go, to get where a professional athlete gets, you have to work your a** off your entire life. You understand and appreciate an incredibly hard day’s work that, hopefully, will pay off in the future.

Schilling also discussed his firing from ESPN. The former MBL star said that ESPN misled fans with the reasons it said he was being fired from his on-air position at the network.

What I care about is that they lie about it. ESPN fires me for, apparently, being intolerant because I was actually commenting around the fact men should use the men’s room and women should use women’s room. Apparently, that was enough, the straw that broke the camel’s back. Then, they come out and act as if they are a tolerant group and they’ve gone full mental since then. They’ve gone way over the edge on the left, having a tribute to Obama after his last day in office, which gave me acid reflux.

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ESPN has its own problems. The sports network is losing millions a year and is also hemorrhaging viewers losing up to 10,000 subscribers a day because of its left-wing political content, Breitbart News reports.


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