The North American Football League (MLS) reported on Friday that Los Angeles Galaxy and US national team midfielder Sebastian Lelette were fined and suspended for two games for doing a homophobic offense in Spanish.
Born in San Francisco (California) for Argentinian parents, Lellett “will have to attend workshops on diversity, equity and inclusion,” MLS said in a statement, in which it did not detail the amount of the fine.
The player apologized for uploading a video on Instagram on April 9 in which he is heard “fucking” after slapping Mexican-American Galaxy teammate Julian Arujo in the back of the neck while training.
The player said in a statement, “I take full responsibility and own that there was a very poor and sick person and I have no excuse for my actions. I am sorry and I know that this word It has hurt so much. ” Video deletion
“The MLS recognizes and appreciates Lellett’s quick apology and responsibility for his actions,” the league said on Friday.
Lellet, 28, is a member of the Galaxy since 2015, a team led by Mexican Xavier Chic Chicharito ‘Hernandez and Jonathan dos Santos.
The player will receive a penalty in the next two league games against the New York Red Bulls on April 25 and the Seattle Sounders on May 2.
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