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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.

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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