Tue, Feb 21, 2012 8:40 AM EST

We're learning more about the suspended ESPN anchor who used an ethnic slur on air during a story about Jeremy Lin. Max Bretos tweeted his apology over the weekend and added that his wife is Asian. "My wife is Asian, would never intentionally say anything to disrespect her and that community," [Bretos tweeted on Saturday.](http://twitter.com/#!/mbretosESPN/status/171040209717301249) The Twittersphere wasn't having any of it though. "'My wife is Asian' or 'Ï have black friends' Did you read the 'how a racist apologizes' handbook?" read one reply to Bretos update. "wow. Shocking...and that makes ur error so much more inexcusable. Still disgusted by u," read the following tweet.