19 Feb '12, 5am

#Jeremy #Lin called '#chink' by #ESPN: Can't accept that #Asians play #basketball well?

Cable television network ESPN ran a headline which read 'A Chink in the Armor' after Jeremy Lin, who is of Taiwanese descent, and his team lost in a game. Fans of the 23-year-old basketball star then took to social media to protest the racial epithet. 'Chink' is a slur for 'Chinese'. Jeremy Lin soared to stardom when he became the first American-born Asian of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in America, he joined the New York Knicks early in the 2011 to 2012 season. The team lost to the New Orleans Hornets on Friday, and ESPN's headline hinted that Lin was to blame for the loss. The headline appeared on the network's mobile site for 35 minutes, from 2.30am to 3.05am eastern time (Singapore 1.30pm to 2.05pm). ESPN issued a statement, along with an apology: "We are conducting a complete review of our cross-platform edito...

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