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Times Online Headline Uses Racial Slur To Describe Indian Baseball Players

A few weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed a couple of guys from India to minor league contracts, making them the first Indians to sign with a team from any major American sport.

The Times Online just heard about this story, and wrote a headline that’s quite inappropriate.

Yes, I know they are javelin throwers. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s a good idea to call them “spearchuckers.” They certainly could have come up with something less offensive, like say… anything else.

The Times Online might want to look into hiring someone to screen their racist headlines. Seriously… Spearchuckers? [FanIQ]
Pittsburgh Pirates snap up Indian spearchuckers [Times Online]

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