CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Colin Clark #7 of the Houston Dynamo takes a shot during a training session ahead of the MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on November 19, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

MLS Punishes Dynamo's Colin Clark Over Use of Gay Slur; Midfielder Fined, Suspended and More

Colin Clark is going to expected to be punished by the MLS for using a gay slur toward a ball boy. The ball boy tossed the ball to Clark instead of handing it to him, and the slur was picked up on the nationally televised match.

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MLS Commissioner Punishes Clark For Slur, Midfielder Fined And Suspended For Three Games

This afternoon, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced the punishment for Colin Clark’s use of a gay slur towards a ball boy.

Commissioner Garber has suspended Clark for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for using unacceptable and offensive language towards a ball boy in the seventh minute of the game in Seattle on Friday, March 24. Clark will also be forced to attend diversity and sensitivity training. This is in addition to the training that all MLS clubs attend at the beginning of each season.

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

This is the first time in memory where something like this has happened in Major League Soccer, so Clark’s punishment is likely to be a precedent-setting decision.

What do you think about the punishment? Do you think it is too little or too much?

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