US international football player suspended for homophobic insult in network
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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