A Roundup of Colin Clark Posts and Opinions
Here’s some notable coverage of Colin Clark’s use of an anti-gay slur from over the weekend and today:
The Washington Post: “The MLS should come down hard on Clark — both for his words, and for the ball boy at whom he directed them. Regardless of whether they came ‘in the heat of the moment,’ the incident provided a jarring reminder that discrimination and homophobia persist in professional sports, and more must be done to eliminate discrimination in athletic competition.”
Philadelphia Daily News: “When Garber and MLS complete their investigation into the matter, and it shouldn’t take long given the clarity of the audio on the broadcast, Clark needs to be whacked, not just slapped on the wrist.”
The Seattle Times: “NBC Sports producers didn’t catch Clark’s slur on the live broadcast and would’ve issued an on-air apology had they heard it, according to a spokesman.”
World Soccer Reader: “If and when Clark is suspended, we can try to spin this into a teachable moment. Despite the fact that the word has a history that has nothing to do with homosexuality, it is very hurtful to many people, and that point needs to be emphasized. Just because YOU don’t think it’s hurtful really doesn’t matter.”
Dynamo Theory: “This is an ugly incident, a stupid decision on Clark’s part and something that I hoped I would never have to write about concerning a Dynamo player. While I don’t believe the Twitter apologies are nearly enough, it’s a start and more importantly, it’s a sign that Clark is not going to attempt to hide from this incident. That’s a good first step and it’s hopefully a sign that Clark is going to do whatever it takes to properly deal with his actions.”
What other interesting points have you seen from the sports journalism world about this?