Curt Schilling took to Breitbart News Daily.on Sirius XM radio to make his first public comments following his firing from ESPN this week.
The former Red Sox pitcher was let go after sharing a controversial Facebook post that was seemingly critical of efforts to allow transgender individuals to use the bathrooms of their choice.
“Let him in!” The post read, featuring the photo of man sporting a wig and a t-shirt with nipple holes cut into the fabric. “To the bathroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!!!”
But the former World Series champ told interview Stephen Bannon that he would never discriminate against someone based on sexual orientation, race or religion.
“I’m not transphobic,” he said. “I’m not homophobic…I don’t care! I’ve never cared. As long as you’re not sleeping with my wife, I don’t care who you sleep with.”
Schilling also told Bannon that his 16-year-old son helped start a LGBT club at his high school and counts many of them as his closer friends.
“That’s his group, that’s the people he loves and hangs out with,” Schilling said. “Those kids are in and out of this house all the time.”
ESPN, though, was unconvinced, letting Schilling go this week.
“ESPN is an inclusive company,” a statement posted on the network’s website read earlier this week. “Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
It’s not the first time Schilling placed his bloody-socked foot in mouth: He was suspended for the rest of the baseball season last year after sharing a Facebook post that compared Muslims to Nazis.
You can hear the full Breitbart News interview here.