Earthquakes 'appalled' by player's anti-gay slur

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Associated Press

Posted on April 17, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 17 at 7:04 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The president of the San Jose Earthquakes says he is appalled that forward Alan Gordon directed an anti-gay slur at an opponent.

Dave Kaval said Monday that Gordon's actions have let down the team's fans and he will do whatever is necessary so the team can be "viewed as a beacon of diversity, community, and equality."

Gordon was ejected in the second half Sunday after receiving a pair of yellow cards involving fouls on other players. But minutes before his ejection, he was seen on the television broadcast using a slur toward Portland's Will Johnson.

Gordon apologized after the match and said his comments don't reflect his views. Gordon could face a three-game suspension from MLS.

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