Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has said he's played alongside gay players and it did not bother him.

In an apparent response to San Francisco 49er cornerback Chris Culliver's anti-gay remarksand quick apology – Schilling, 46, tweeted his thoughts on the issue of openly gay professional athletes.

“Also, I've never understood this 'issue' with gay players?” Schilling wrote last week. “Who cares? I know I played with some, their sexual orientation never had much to ...”

“To do with how they hit with RISP, or pitched in late and close situations, why the hell would what they do in the bedroom ever matter?”

In a pre-Super Bowl interview, Culliver said he would not welcome a gay player.

“I don't do the gay guys. Man, I don't do that. No, we don't got no gay people on the team. You know, they gotta get up out of here if they do,” he said.

Culliver apologized for his comments and announced he would be working with The Trevor Project, a non-profit dedicated to helping troubled LGBT teens.