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Alan Gordon: Soccer Player Suspended, Fined For Homophobic Slur

So much for sticks and stones. San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon has found out that his words can hurt him.

After using what appeared to be a homophobic slur against opponent  Will Johnson of the Portland Timbers, Gordon has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for using what the Major League Soccer described as “unacceptable and offensive language.” gordon

Gordon quickly issued an apology that was posted on his team’s website. “I sincerely apologize for what I said in our game tonight,” he said. “Although I said it in the heat of the moment, that language has no place in our game. That is not my character, but there is still no excuse for saying what I said. I made a mistake and I accept full responsibility for my actions.”

MLS Commissioner Don Garber also ordered Gordon to attend diversity and sensitivity training on top of what all teams undergo to begin the season.

By:          JEREMY KINSER
On:           Apr 17, 2013
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    • ChiChi Man

      LOL When Gordon called Johnson a “f***ing f****t” Johnson held up 3 fingers or “you’re going to get suspended for 3 games”. Johnson knew!

      Apr 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      What a bunch of hypocrites on this site…..

      Apr 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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