Was Curt Schilling's insurance canceled? Baseball legend says AIG ended his policy due to pro-Trump posts
Schilling has always been an ardent Trump fan and even supported the storming of the Capitol
There have been debates on whether former League pitcher Curt Schilling deserves to make it to the Hall of Fame. The outspoken sportsman, who is also an ardent Trump supporter claimed AIG canceled his insurance on Tuesday, January 12 due to his social media profile. According to a report by TheBlaze, Schilling said his assertion was real and he also added a screenshot of a chat between him and the representative.
The text read: "Unfortunately, the underwriter was unable to accept my request. I also went up the chain of... command and asked our AIG Marketing Representative for an exception, but unfortunately, he was unable to grant one. He realized that you were a longtime AIG client since 2004 and also a profitable account (no claims), but it was a management decision that was made collectively between underwriting and marketing teams that could not be overturned."
This also led to Schilling saying that his insurance cancelation hints at "the coming storm" in America under Democrats who, he claimed, want "power and control, then FU." Schilling came under intense scrutiny when he took to Twitter on the day of the Capitol Riots. He wrote: "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 gov't corruption."
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 shit that matters like rights, democracy and the end of govt corruption. #itshappening— President Elect Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) January 7, 2021
Schilling's vocal views on politics have seen him getting into controversies over the years. In 2016, the former Philadelphia Phillies man was fired from ESPN for posting a meme that mocked bathroom laws of transgenders. His tweet against radical Islam saw him being shut down by the sports network in 2015 and kept him out of the entire season. Over the last few days, Schilling has been a topic of discussion as to whether he belongs in the Hall of Fame.
Bob Brookover of The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "One of the benign but interesting questions for Schilling should be which hat he’d prefer to be immortalized in on his Hall of Fame plaque, but it’s possible it never gets asked because his Twitter feed — @gehrig38 — makes it clear that he still has a red MAGA cap tightly pulled onto his head." Even ahead of Trump's inauguration in 2017, Schilling had said his support of Trump would see him not being inducted into the Hall. "I promise you if I had said, 'Lynch Trump,' I would be getting in with about 90 percent of the vote this year," he told TMZ Sports.