Sportscasters: This is not how to refer to Tianlang Guan

Lousiana sports anchor George Faust of KLFY was calling Masters highlights for the local news affiliate when he managed to call 14 year old amateur sensation Tianlang Guan a "chinaman."  Faust says it like you would any normal description, so perhaps he's just blissfully unaware of the negative connotation and offensive nature of the word.  I'm not sure how anyone who works in television in 2013 could be blissfully unaware of it, but alas, here we are.  We've already had way too many controversies of this ilk in the last year – is it really this hard to proactively avoid using questionable 19th century language?

Via Larry Brown Sports, Deadspin

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