MLS Considers Punishing Slur-Slinging Soccer Player

By Michelle Garcia

Originally published on Advocate.com March 27 2012 4:29 PM ET

A professional soccer player has apologized for using an antigay slur toward a ball boy during a game between the Houston Dynamos and Seattle Sounders last week.

Major League Soccer officials said they have confirmed that Dynamos midfielder Colin Clark did indeed use the slur,  The Washington Post reports. Shortly after the game, Clark apologized on Twitter, but the MLS is considering whether the midfielder will face disciplinary action.

MLS officials said they are continuing to conduct "a thorough review of the facts and examining possible disciplinary action."

As the Post points out, soccer is dealing with homophobia and racism in the sport in the U.S. and abroad.