ESPN Fires Writer Over Racist Jeremy Lin Headline

ESPN on Sunday fired a writer who wrote “Chink in the armor” in a headline to refer to Asian-American basketball star Jeremy Lin when the New York Knicks snapped their seven-game winning streak Friday night. The anchor Max Bretos was also slapped with a 30-day suspension for using the same term on the air. The full headline was “Chink in the Armor: Jeremy Lin’s 9 Turnovers Cost Knicks in Streak-Stopping Loss to Hornets,” and it was posted on ESPN Mobile for about 30 minutes early Saturday morning before it was removed. ESPN issued another apology Sunday, to both Lin and the Asian-American community.