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Curt Schilling deletes tweet comparing Muslim world, Nazi Germany

BOSTON -- Curt Schilling says he's going to be more careful the next time he tweets.

The former Red Sox pitcher became a trending topic on Twitter Tuesday after sharing a meme comparing Muslims to Nazis, and featuring Adolf Hitler's image, CBS Boston reports.

"It's said ONLY 5-10% of Muslims are extremists," the meme said. "In 1940, ONLY 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?"

A screen grab of the tweet that was sent and deleted by Curt Schilling.

Schilling commented "The math is staggering when you get to true #'s."

Schilling, now an analyst for ESPN, deleted the tweet a few minutes later following heavy backlash from Twitter users, and also took it off his Facebook page.

ESPN condemned Schilling's tweet in a statement, saying the 2001 World Series MVP would no longer cover the Little League World Series.

"Curt's tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company's perspective," the network said. "We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration."

"100% my fault," Schilling tweeted after the suspension.

In several Twitter replies, Schilling said he wants to apologize.

"That didn't come across in any way as intended or interpreted," he wrote.

"Needed to actually think a bit before acting on that one," he told another user.

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