Fired ESPN Editor Apologizes For Offensive Jeremy Lin Headline

The ESPN editor who was fired for making an offensive headline about Jeremy Lin has apologized for his actions.

Anthony Federico, whose headline "Chink In The Armor" caused waves of commotion after Lin experienced his first loss as a starter, used Twitter to express his apologies to Lin and anyone who was offended by the ill-advised pun, but stressed that he had no racial intentions when publishing the headline.

"I wrote the headline in reference to the tone of the column and not to Jeremy Lin's race. It was a lapse in judgment and not a racist pun. It was an awful editorial omission and it cost me my job," wrote Federico.

"I owe an apology to Jeremy Lin and all people offended. I am truly sorry."

Federico listed a number of charitable things he has done, writing that his words "may have hurt people in that moment but my actions have always helped people."

"It is also crucial that people know that the writer of the column had nothing to do with the headline. I wrote it and now I take responsibility for it.

"I am actually a Knicks fan and an ardent supporter of Jeremy Lin. Not surprisingly, he has handled the entire situation with grace and class.

"Now I have to find a new job and move on with my life.

"My solace in this is that ‘all things work together for good for those who love the Lord.' I praise God equally in the good times and the bad times," Federico concluded.

For more on Jeremy Lin and the Knicks, check out the latest in this SB Nation New York StoryStream. For more Knicks coverage, visit our team page or our blog Posting and Toasting.

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