Curt Schilling, the former MLB star, has now deactivated his Twitter account after receiving backlash for comparing Bubba Wallace to Jussie Smollett.

Schilling’s since-deleted tweet on his now deactivated account said, “So we have @JussieSmollett v 2.0? Where is the media recanting their idiocy?”

In his tweet, Schilling compared the recent incident involving Wallace, where a noose shaped rope was found in his garage at a NASCAR race, to the 2019 incident involving Smollett. 

Smollett claimed in January of 2019 that he was the victim of a racially motivated attack. However, investigators found that Smollett staged the entire incident. Smollett was then charged with staging and falsely reporting an attack against himself and pleaded guilty to the charges in February.

Wallace’s team found a noose shaped rope in his NASCAR stall during a recent race at the Talladega Superspeedway. Wallace then claimed that it was a “despicable act of racism and hatred” which led to an FBI investigation. On Tuesday, the FBI reported that Wallace was not the victim of a hate crime. 

NASCAR said in a statement, “The FBI report concludes, and photographic evidence confirms, that the garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose had been positioned there as early as last fall. This was obviously well before the 43 team’s arrival and garage assignment.”

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