Former World Series champion pitcher Curt Schilling said Tuesday that his insurance company AIG canceled his plan because of his social media posts, which have recently praised President Donald Trump.
“We will be just fine, but wanted to let Americans know that @AIGinsurance canceled our insurance due to my ‘Social Media profile,'” Schilling tweeted Tuesday.
“PLEASE understand that this is and will in no way be a ‘one off,'” he tweeted, replying to an unconvinced user. “This is the coming storm, this is the ‘future’ of the nation if we allow Demokkkrats the power they fraudulently came into. At their core, this is exactly who they are. Power and control, then FU.”
Since retiring from Major League Baseball (MLB), the former pitcher has become a pro-Trump voice on social media. Schilling, who right now goes by “President Elect Curt Schilling” on Twitter, is currently a commentator at BlazeTV and has contributed to Breitbart.
When another Twitter user cast doubt on Schilling’s statement, he replied to her with a screenshot from his correspondence with AIG.
“Cut out personal information and kept the relevant part readable. But ya, it’s real and I don’t imagine it’s even close to what we will witness in the coming months, years, if we let the Nazi’s win and the fraud is allowed to stand,” Schilling tweeted.
He responded to another user by explaining that he has very little incentive to fabricate his story.
“If it’s true?” Schilling wrote. “First off why would I lie about some bulls–t like this and second? You don’t think they’d be lining up lawyers to sue for defamation/slander/libel RIGHT NOW if I was lying? Hell, I tagged them in the tweet.”
On January 6 before midnight, Schilling tweeted his thoughts about that day’s deadly pro-Trump Capitol riot, expressing his support for the rioters. While he didn’t indicate which post he thought pushed AIG to cancel his plan, some reports say this January 6 tweet may have been the one.
“You cowards sat on your hands, did nothing while liberal trash looted rioted and burned for air Jordan’s and big screens, sit back, stfu, and watch folks start a confrontation for s–t that matters like rights, democracy and the end of govt corruption. #itshappening,” Schilling tweeted.
Over the course of his MLB career, Schilling pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Boston Red Sox—winning the World Series three times.
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Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is celebrating becoming a U.S. citizen in an incredible way. The 29-year-old athlete from Turkey is having his citizenship oath ceremony Monday, and will legally change his name to Enes Kanter Freedom.
Kanter is an outspoken human rights advocate who had his Turkish passport revoked in 2017 after he criticized Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mediaite reports “he has also criticized NBA stars Michael Jordan and LeBron James for not doing enough to help the Black community and not speaking out against exploitative labor practices in China respectively.”
Celtics head coach Ime Udoka told the Boston Globe the team is “all for” the player’s name change. Kanter’s manager says the player will complete his legal name change to have Kanter become his middle name and Freedom be his new last name at Monday’s ceremony.
“We congratulated him as a group for getting his American citizenship last week,” Udoka said. “That’s who Enes is, we’re proud of him. Enes is who he is. He’s passionate about his stances and the name change; you look at [Ron] Artest [who changed his name to Metta Sandiford-Artest in the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak] and guys that have done it in the past. It’s something he wants to express and we’re all for it.”
Kanter has already changed his official Twitter account to Enes Kanter FREEDOM with his new last name in all caps. Freedom made waves when he tweeted the following on November 18: Money over Morals for the ‘King’. Sad & disgusting how these athletes pretend they care about social justice. They really do ‘shut up & dribble’ when Big Boss [inserted Chinese flag] says so. Did you educate yourself about the slave labor that made your shoes or is that not part of your research?”
The tweet included photos of basketball shoes he wore painted with human rights depictions and phrases such as “hey still researching and getting educated?” as well as “I am informed and educated on the situation.”
The statement is with regard to his criticism of LeBron James’ partnership with Nike. “Nike remains one of the NBA’s biggest sponsors as both organizations feed off their partnerships with China” reports Mediaite. Kanter Freedom also made an offer to take Michael Jordan and Nike co-founder Phil Knight to China in order for the men to “visit these slave labor camps and you can see it with your own eyes.”
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