ESPN Fires The Writer Of Racist Jeremy Lin Headline

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New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin looks on against the New Orleans Hornets in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 17, 2012.

After somehow allowing this unbelievably offensive headline to run on their site, ESPN has finally fired the reporter responsible for it.

From CNN:

The headline read “Chink in the Armor,” referencing the New York Knicks’ 89- 85 loss Friday night to the New Orleans Hornets that ended the team’s season-high winning streak.

The network apologized Saturday and said it was “engaged in a thorough review.”

ESPN said the writer of the headline that appeared on the network’s mobile website has been dismissed.

“We again apologize, especially to Mr. Lin,” ESPN said. “His accomplishments are a source of great pride to the Asian-American community, including the Asian-American employees at ESPN.

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