Anthony Federico Fired: ESPN Editor Wrote 'Chink in the Armor'
Meet Anthony Federico, The Former ESPN Editor Who Thought It Was a Good Idea To Use the Phrase 'Chink in the Armor' To Describe Jeremy Lin
You probably heard about how ESPN used the headline "Chink in the Armor" to describe Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks. Well, meet Anthony Federico, the former ESPN editor who wrote the Jeremy Lin headline.
Federico was fired by ESPN after the Jeremy Lin headline and spoke with the New York Daily News to present his side of the story.
According to Federico, the ESPN "Chink in the Armor" headline was an "honest mistake" and he did not mean to be disrespectful. He claims to have been devastated when he realized what happened.
Federico, 28, said he had used the phrase "100 times" in previous headlines and didn't think about the phrase's negative connotations.
Federico wasn't the only ESPN employee who was disciplined. ESPNEWS anchor Max Bretos was suspended for 30 days for using the phrase "Chink in the Armor" during an interview with Knicks great Walt Frazier.