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ESPN editor Anthony Federico apologized for his headline “Chink in the Armor: Jeremy Lin’s 9 Turnovers Cost Knicks in Streak-stopping Loss to Hornets” the New York Daily News reported.

As we wrote over the weekend, ESPN apologized for three references to “chink” in reports on Lin, a New York Knicks professional basketball player, including that headline, which was published on ESPN mobile, an on-air reference in an interview and an ESPN radio reference.

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Federico was fired over the headline, which he called an “honest mistake.”  He told the Daily News that the headline “had nothing to do with me being cute or punny.”

 

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