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Chink In The Armor ESPN Headline

March 7, 2012 by staff 

Chink In The Armor ESPN Headline, According to Fox News ESPN “says it fired an employee responsible for an offensive headline referring to Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin” and the “anchor who used the phrase has been suspended for 30 days.”

Linsanity just jumped the shark with the ESPN mobile website using the headline a “Chink in the Armor” to refer to the Knick’s loss to the Hornets. This came on the heels of an ESPN commentator* making the same comment on-air Friday night.

I’m not a sports writer, so I tried to avoid the whole Linsanity phenomenon; my sense of it was that five stand-out performances in a long season did not make a trend, so now that the absurdity of Linsanity has taken a turn for the racist, I think we should pause for a second and get our bearings.

Was the on-air commentary a poor choice of words? Of course, but if you watch the video clip (it’s just 8 seconds long), I don’t think the commentator was trying to make a pun.

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