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Houston's Clark fined, suspended for gay slur aimed at Sounders ball boy

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The Houston Dynamo player who recently apologized for using a gay slur against a Seattle Sounders ball boy has been suspended three games and fined for the incident.

Colin Clark will also have to attend sensitivity training, said Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber. According to, all MLS clubs attend sensitivity training at the start of each season.

“Major League Soccer will not tolerate this type of behavior from its players or staff at any time, under any circumstances,” Garber said in a statement. “Colin Clark has expressed sincere remorse for his actions and I believe that he will learn from this incident.”

The incident occurred on national television. Clark was caught by microphones using the slur on a ball boy while he waited to get the ball for an inbound pass on the sideline. Clark apologized soon after the game over Twitter and then again in a statement.



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