Since Colin Clark’s use of an anti-gay slur against a ball boy at Friday night’s Seattle vs. Houston game, I’ve been following Twitter searches about the incident and comment sections of web stories about it.
There are a few things I’ve seen I want to address in a few posts.
First is the notion that MLS is “dragging their heels” or “trying to sweep the incident under the rug.” These feelings have been exacerbated by one of the videos of the incident being removed from YouTube due to a copyright claim by MLS.
What some see as slow I personally see as deliberative. I see MLS giving their ultimate response and consequence for Clark the consideration a reaction to an incident of this gravity deserves. Also, the Houston Dyanamo have two weeks without playing a game, so any suspension wouldn’t take effect until mid-April.
While patient now, my patience isn’t everlasting and hope to have MLS’ disciplinary decision soon so we can work to make sure this is the last incident like this we see in the league we love.