ESPN Apologizes After Describing Jeremy Lin With Racial Slur

CHICAGO (CBS) – ESPN is apologizing for using a tasteless term to describe New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin. The racial slur appeared in an online headline, and was used in a SportsCenter segment late Friday.

The headline “Chink in the Armor” appeared on for over 30 minutes before it was removed. It was attached to a story about Lin’s nine turnovers in the Knicks’ 89-85 loss to the New Orleans Hornets. The same phrase was used by a SportsCenter anchor.

“There’s no defense for the indefensible. All we can offer are our apologies, sincere though incalculably inadequate,” Rob King, editor-in-chief, wrote in a tweet.

In a follow-up statement, ESPN said it is “taking steps to avoid this in the future.”

  • juju

    That’s amasian.

  • tray

    plain and simple, it’s worse than calling a black person, n___… other black people call other black people n___… u will never hear another asian call another asian chinc… it’s that offensive… nothin cool about it… pure racism… that person should get fired… think about it… what if when lebron lost in the finals last year, and they would have the title, n___ in the armor… think about it… how big of a deal that would have been… not only that person will get fired for sure… and he’ll never get a media job in his forseable future also… (wonders if he’s going to get just a slap on the wrist) that’d be a true travesty, shaq…

  • Tinstar77

    ESPN should fire this person who was behind this because he/she is a racist person. This just made a lot of people angry and hate on ESPN.

  • Dan Rakow

    Everybody in this world is equal and race/nationallty use should be PROHIBITED in News and Sports.

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  • Jury Duty Excuse

    yeah you are just mad you say N-word. Anyway ESPN that is very tacky classless and foul ..

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    Is “Brit” offensive?


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