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A Main League Soccer participant allegedly made a racist comment throughout a sport Saturday evening, and now the league is investigating.
The match-up between the San Jose Earthquakes and the New York Pink Bulls got here to a halt after a participant mentioned he heard an opposing competitor use a racist epithet on the pitch.
“The racist comment was mentioned. I don’t imagine it was to me,” Earthquakes ahead Jeremy Ebobisse mentioned in a post-game press convention with out naming the opposite participant.
“Additionally necessary to notice that racial epithets, language, can’t be hurled in any path — whether or not it was to a Black participant or not — as a result of that will open any variety of doorways themselves,” Ebobisse added.
MLS mentioned in an announcement that it could open an investigation into the incident and that the league has “zero tolerance for abusive and offensive language and takes these allegations significantly.”
The Pink Bulls echoed that sentiment and mentioned the membership would cooperate with the league’s investigation.
Earthquakes head coach Luchi Gonzalez mentioned later that he urged Pink Bulls head coach Gerhard Struber to take away the participant who allegedly made the racist comment from the sport.
“I positively was adamant to recommend the participant shouldn’t be on the sector anymore,” Gonzalez mentioned. “I do know it is an accusation, however I imagine my gamers. I belief my gamers. If they are saying one thing, they’re high-character human beings earlier than skilled soccer gamers, so I might belief that it is true.”
The sport finally led to a 1-1 tie.