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Houston Soccer Player Who Used Gay Slur Fined Undisclosed Amount, Banned From 3 Matches

For calling a bumbling ball boy a “f**king faggot,” Houston Dynamo Colin Clark has been fined an undisclosed amount, banned from three matches, and required to attend sensitivity training, reports SB Nation.

Clark said in a new 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.”

Towleroad says GLAAD has reached out to Major League Soccer to work with Clark as a “#soccerally,” but has not heard back.