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MLS Suspends Dynamo Colin Clark for "Faggot" Comment

Colin Calrk: Suspended and sorry.
Colin Calrk: Suspended and sorry.

Major League Soccer has suspended the Dynamo's Colin Clark for three games for calling a ball boy a "fucking faggot" over live TV.

"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 in a statement. "Colin Clark has expressed sincere remorse for his actions and I believe that he will learn from this incident."

Clark was also fined an undisclosed amount.

The midfielder issued his own statement:

I am sorry about what happened during the Seattle match. I have personally apologized to the ball boy, and I want to take this chance to say I'm sorry to everyone that I've offended. I intend to never use those words again in any context. There is no excuse for them. What I said does not properly represent who I am or what I believe. I made a mistake that I truly regret. I accept the punishment that has been handed down by MLS, and I want to learn from this incident and move forward.

Clark used the slur in a March 23 game in Seattle. He began apologizing on his Twitter account the next day.

The Dynamo also issued a statement saying, "We know that this incident is not a true representation of Colin's character or beliefs and that he is remorseful for what happened. He has a strong record of being a community leader and expect that he will use this as a learning and teaching opportunity in the future."


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