San Jose Earthquakes Striker Alan Gordon Suspended 3 Games for Homophobic Slur

Major League Soccer has responded to San Jose Earthquakes striker Alan Gordon and his use of a homophobic slur on Sunday in a game against the Portland Timbers. As reported by the team's official site, Gordon has been suspended three games for his use of "unacceptable and offensive language" toward opponent Will Johnson in Sunday's match: MLS Commissioner Don Garber has suspended Gordon for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for using unacceptable and offensive language towards an opponent in the 60th minute of the game against the Portland Timbers on April 14. Commissioner Garber also mandated that Gordon attend diversity and sensitivity training. This is in addition to the training that all MLS clubs attend at the beginning of each season. After the suspension came down, the team also announced that Gordon would not appeal the decision made by MLS commissioner Don Garber (via Twitter):With just under 60 minutes of action completed on Sunday, Johnson and Gordon got tied up near midfield with the score knotted at zero. Trash talking ensued, and the cameras clearly caught Gordon use a phrase we've unfortunately seen used (Kobe Bryant comes to mind) in sports over the past few years when things get heated.After ...
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