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Real Salt Lake owner takes leave following comments

Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen is taking a leave of absence following a report that he made racially insensitive comments and used a racial slur.
Credit: AP
Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen, center, celebrates with players after Real Salt Lake's beat the Portland Timbers for the Western Conference championship in the MLS Cup soccer playoffs, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals owner Dell Loy Hansen is taking a leave of absence following a report that he made racially insensitive comments and used a racial slur.

Major League Soccer and the National Women's Soccer League are conducting investigations following the report Thursday in The Athletic. 

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The report of Hansen's behavior came as he drew criticism for comments he made on a local radio show after RSL players protested racial injustice by not taking the field for a match.