ESPN anchor apologizes for making racially insensitive comment about Lin

By on November 16, 2013

Linsanity went to the head of another ESPN employee.

Anchor Jorge Andres apologized shortly after saying Jeremy Lin was “cooking with some hot peanut oil” during a “SportsCenter” on Thursday.

The racially insensitive comment came after Lin had returned to the Garden and helped the Rockets beat the Knicks with a 21-point effort.

Anchor Jorge Andres makes 'cooking with some hot peanut oil' remark during 'SportsCenter' on Thursday.

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Anchor Jorge Andres makes ‘cooking with some hot peanut oil’ remark during ‘SportsCenter’ on Thursday.

Andres made an on-air apology later in the show, saying, “I made a comment about a Jeremy Lin basket that I should not have made. This was clearly a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologize. I am very, very sorry for offending anyone. That was never my intention.”

In February of 2012, when Lin was with the Knicks, ESPN fired a website employee for writing an offensive headline about Lin, referring to the player’s Asian heritatge. About the same time, ESPN anchor Max Bretos was suspended for using the same slur.

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