May 2, 2016 1:16 PM
ESPN edits out fired Curt Schilling from reaired Red Sox '30-for-30' documentary
If you're a baseball fan and happened to catch ESPN's reairing of 2010 "Four Days in October" - part of their "30 for 30" documentary series about the Red Sox vs. Yankees showdown during the 2004 ALCS series - on Sunday, you may have noticed that something was missing.
Longtime pitcher on the Red Sox, Curt Schilling, was recently fired from ESPN network as a baseball analyst, because Schilling was said to make controversial and offensive comments along with sharing questionable memes on social media. According to the Washington Post, Schilling's most recent post that threw the network over the edge, was a Facebook meme about transgender issues that many found offensive.
Sunday, during the airing of “Four Days in October,” ESPN’s 2010 documentary about Boston’s legendary comeback from a 3-0 game against the Yankees to reach - and eventually win the World Series, many fans including Schilling himself noticed that the film was missing his crucial Game 6 performance, also known as the famous "Curt Schilling's bloody sock" segment.
After noticing that he had been cut out from the network's documentary, Schilling in response then tweeted out a picture of his 2004 world series ring along with the statement "For sale, never used, rarely worn ring from player who didn't actually have anything to do with getting it," in rebellion against ESPN's decision. Schilling also expressed satisfaction in fans using the hashtag "ESPNLIES"
In response to the video cut, an ESPN spokesperson told the paper when asked about the reasoning behind it that ,"when a live event runs long, it’s standard procedure to shorten a taped program that follows," although some fans just aren't buying it.
For sale, never used, rarely worn ring from player who didn't actually have anything to do with getting it. pic.twitter.com/6qWxO3uRDN— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) May 2, 2016