Hero Dad Curt Schilling Reveals How He Exposed Trolls Sharing Sick Rape Tweets About His Teenage Daughter

Hero Dad Curt Schilling Reveals How He Exposed Trolls Sharing Sick Rape Tweets About His Teenage Daughter

Former professional baseball player Curt Schilling tweeted a congratulations to his teenage daughter, Gabby. What followed was a sick string of harassing tweets that discussed the raping of his teenage daughter. The Daily Mail reports on how Schilling got the last laugh and not only called-out the culprits, but made them confront the realities of their actions.

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Former Red Sox and Phillies player Curt Schilling on Tuesday explained why he had exposed cyber bullies who posted sexually-explicit comments about his daughter on Twitter.

The 48-year-old ESPN analyst told GMA that the vile tweets about 17-year-old Gabby were ‘a conscious decision to say evil stuff’.

The baseball legend had shared a proud tweet last week about his only daughter joining as a pitcher for Salve Regina University’s softball team – but it was met with crude, sexual remarks.

Schilling named two of the culprits including Adam Nagel, a student and DJ at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey, who since has been suspended from school and faces a conduct hearing, according to Boston.com.

Nagel had all but wiped his online presence on Tuesday after he was revealed as one of the culprits of the trolling.

However a still-active Tumblr account belonging to Nagel revealed a stream of graphic sexual photos, pictures of marijuana and racist images.

The second troll that Schilling named is Sean MacDonald, a part-time, ticket-seller for the New York Yankees and former vice president of the Theta Xi fraternity at Montclair State University, who recently graduated from the school.

He was fired from his job with the Yankees, which he held since January, according to NJ.com.

Schilling wrote a blog post commenting on the astounding ignorance and lack of morals following the incident, and also shared the vile tweets by the trolls.

He said on Tuesday: ‘I’ll do everything not to embarrass her but I’ll never not protect her.’

His daughter Gabby, who appeared with her father in the interview, added: ‘No one should be able to get away with saying those things to a father about his daughter.’

In what was meant to be an incredibly proud day for the family, quickly went sour on February 25 with vile responses to the baseball legend’s original tweet.

Schilling wrote on his blog post: ‘And tweets with the word rape, bloody underwear and pretty much every other vulgar and defiling word you could likely fathom began to follow.’

Mr Schilling told GMA on Tuesday: ‘Anybody that reads those tweets and says it’s just a joke, they are not fathers of kids.’

He continued: ‘I grew up in a locker room and never in my life have I uttered the words these guys were using.’

Free speech is one thing, but we all must be careful to not lose our humanity. A bit of vulgarity is common in the world of social media, but it seems that this was entirely unnecessary.

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