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posted by Joel Kight in Sports

ESPN uses racial slur in headline

February 18, 2012

ESPN has apologized for using a racial slur in a headline for a story on Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin.

ESPN ran the headline "Chink in the Armor" after Lin had nine turnovers in New York's loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night on its mobile website that could be seen on phones and tablet computers.

Lin is the NBA's first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent. He has captivated sports fans with unexpected dominance on the court that sparked a seven-game winning streak.

ESPN says in a statement Saturday it removed the headline 35 minutes after it was posted. The cable network says it is "conducting a complete review of our cross-platform editorial procedures and are determining appropriate disciplinary action to ensure this does not happen again. We regret and apologize for this mistake."

The story was first reported by Outsports.com.

- Associated Press

Did anyone actually see this headline live on ESPN?

Does anyone really think that ESPN meant to use a racial slur or was it just a poor choice of words?

Can you think of any other headlines you have seen over the years that included a poor choice of words?

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