Another ESPN anchor has been forced to apologize after a racial slip while talking about Houston Rockets forward Jeremy Lin, who is of Asian descent.
SportsCenter anchor Jorge Andrés, in describing one of his off-the-bench baskets against the New York Knicks, said Lin was “cooking with hot peanut oil” during a telecast last night.
He then issued an on-the-air apology at the end of the show, saying that he used a “poor choice of words.”
It’s the second time in two years ESPN has been in hot water over Lin remarks. Last year, an editor posted the headline “Chink In the Armor” on the website, while another anchor, Max Bretos used the same comment live on air. Bretos was suspended 30 days, while the editor was fired.