19 Feb '12, 3am

ESPN apologise for using racial slur in story on Jeremy Lin

ESPN have apologised for using a racial slur in a headline for a story on the New York Knicks' new 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 their 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 an unexpected show of dominance on the court that sparked the Knicks to a seven-game winning streak before their loss to the Hornets. ESPN said in a statement yesterday they removed the headline 35 minutes after it was posted. The cable network said they are "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 apolog...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Sports/EDC120219-0000037/ESPN-...

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