*An ESPN writer got a little out of hand and too comfortable with his job and posted a headline with an ethnic slur. The writer wrote the headline “Chink in the Armor” referencing the New York Knicks’ loss Friday night against the New Orleans Hornets. The verbiage was only up for a little over a half-hour before being taken down, but the damage was done and warranted the network issuing an apology.
But that’s not the end of the racial madness.
The issued apology also included a ‘sorry’ for ESPN anchor Max Bretos’s comment last Wednesday night.
He stated: “If there is a chink in the armor, where can Lin improve his game?”
This marked the third incident about Lin the network let slip.
The statement reads:
“At ESPN we are aware of three offensive and inappropriate comments made on ESPN outlets during our coverage of Jeremy Lin. “Saturday we apologized for two references here. We have since learned of a similar reference Friday on ESPN Radio New York. The incidents were separate and different. We have engaged in a thorough review of all three and have taken the following action:
The ESPN employee responsible for our Mobile headline has been dismissed.
The ESPNEWS anchor has been suspended for 30 days.
The radio commentator is not an ESPN employee.
We again apologize, especially to Mr. Lin. His accomplishments are a source of great pride to the Asian-American community, including the Asian-American employees at ESPN. Through self-examination, improved editorial practices and controls, and response to constructive criticism, we will be better in the future.”
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