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Curt Schilling tries to defend anti-trans Facebook post

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File

BOSTON — ESPN analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is defending himself after making comments on Facebook about transgender people.

Schilling this week reposted an image of an overweight man wearing a long blond wig and revealing women’s clothing. It included the phrase: “Let him in! To the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!!!”

Schilling added his own comments, saying, “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves” and “Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”

Schilling was apparently referring to laws in several states that restrict bathroom access to transgender people.

He defended the post on his blog, saying he was expressing his opinion and those criticizing him are frauds.

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