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ESPN Anchor Apologizes After "Lin Is Cooking With Peanut Oil" Joke

Remember when ESPN suspended Max Bretos for a month because he used a common colloquialism that, in the context of Jeremy Lin, seemed racist? Remember when media people saying racially obtuse things about Jeremy Lin was a thing? Lin's having a good game tonight against the Knicks, which means we're due for some good ol' Linscrutability.


Here's SportsCenter anchor Jorge Andrés on tonight's 9 p.m. episode making a much more pointed reference to Lin's race, claiming the Rockets star is "cooking with peanut oil." We've included his apology that came 40 minutes later, one that makes it sound as if everything on ESPN's flagship program is ad-libbed and not, you know, written out beforehand.

h/t to Billy