19 Feb '12, 12am

ESPN apologises for using a racial slur in a headline for a story on Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin

The cable television sports network ESPN has apologised for using a racial slur in a headline for a story on Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. -- PHOTO: REUTERS NEW YORK (AP) - The cable television sports network ESPN has apologised for using a racial slur in a headline for a story on Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. ESPN ran the headline 'Chink in the Armour' 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 on 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 edito...

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