The ESPN editor who was fired for writing an offensive headline about Jeremy Lin has issued an apology.
Anthony Federico, whose headline "Chink In The Armor" caused considerable backlash as soon as it was published, used Twitter to apologize for the ill-advised pun, which he said had no racially-motivated intentions.
"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 described 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.