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MLS suspends, fines player for anti-gay slur

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Major League Soccer has suspended San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon for three games for shouting an anti-gay slur at an opponent over the weekend.

Gordon was also fined, although MLS did not elaborate on the amount.

The forward, in the heat of battle, yelled at Portland Timbers player Will Johnson during a match on Sunday in Portland, calling him a “fuc*ing faggot.”

MLS Commissioner Don Garber condemned the homophobic slur and called it “unacceptable and offensive language.”

Furthermore, Garber ordered Gordon to attend diversity and sensitivity training.

It wasn’t a good match for Gordon, who minutes after his outburst received his second yellow card for fouling and was ejected from the game.

After the match, Gordon apologized for his behavior and said his anti-gay slur did not represent his views.