February 19, 2012 in Sports

ESPN apologizes for Lin headline

 

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. ESPN says in a statement Saturday it removed the headline 35 minutes after it was posted. ESPN said 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.” – Associated Press


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