ESPN Apologizes For LINsane Headline

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has apologized for using a racial slur in a headline for a story on Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin.

ESPN ran the headline “Chink in the Armor” after Lin had nine turnovers in New York’s loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night on its mobile website that could be seen on phones and tablet computers.

Lin is the NBA’s first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent. He has captivated sports fans with unexpected dominance on the court that sparked a seven-game winning streak.

ESPN says in a statement Saturday it removed the headline 35 minutes after it was posted. The cable network says it is “conducting a complete review of our cross-platform editorial procedures and are determining appropriate disciplinary action to ensure this does not happen again. We regret and apologize for this mistake.”

What do you think of the ESPN headline? Let us know in our comments section below…

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  • Arthur Kinney

    this guy is just a patsy, I mean how many of his bosses seen it before it aired? All of them

  • medic2

    writers need to have some code of ethics to follow. The person who wrote this thought it was a cute play on words. Firing that person was the correct response.

  • i am shocked...

    …by these moronic comments. don’t any of you people ever look at a dictionary?

  • les

    Apologize? Someone should be fired! Or, ESPN be boycotted by sponsors and subscribers. People have lost their jobs for saying a lot less.
    Racism is racism!

  • Tonya

    Seriously??? Boneheads like this show just how far we still have to go!

  • ronin

    Yeah where were the editors? Being part of the Disney umbrella ESPN should be pretty aware of being socially and kid conscious?

  • Why Shaggy

    Let’s fire everybody who makes an error in judgement.
    Then the whole country will be out of work..

    • Ham07

      That’s not an error in judgement, think of the ‘N’ word, would that also be an error in judgement if used in a title

  • Franklin

    Someone should lose their job. There is no place in our culture this kind of racism

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