Mar 28, 2012, 3:01 PM EST
MLS Commissioner Don Garber has reacted strongly to Houston Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark’s anti-gay language, suspending Clark for three games and fining him an undisclosed amount.
Here is the main substance of the just-released league announcement:
MLS Commissioner Don Garber has suspended Clark for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for using unacceptable and offensive language towards a ball boy in the seventh minute of the game in Seattle on Friday, March 24. Commissioner Garber also mandated that Clark attend diversity and sensitivity training. This is in addition to the training that all MLS clubs attend at the beginning of each season.
“Major League Soccer will not tolerate this type of behavior from its players or staff at any time, under any circumstances,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said. “Colin Clark has expressed sincere remorse for his actions and I believe that he will learn from this incident.”
The full story from Major League Soccer’s MLSSoccer.com is here.
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