Call Off the Torches and Pitchforks on Colin Clark

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  1. Kelly Jo says:

    Agreed. I’m perplexed by the comments who claim that since the suspension is with pay, this makes it essentially a vacation. He plays soccer for a living. He’s not going to take the time he’s suspended and just go sit by a pool. He’s going to be at practice, every day, working his butt off, and then not getting the reward of being on the sideline (or even the potential of that) on game day. If the team loses, he’ll be stuck wondering if he could have helped. If his team wins, he’ll be stuck wondering if he’s slipping down the proverbial depth chart. Either way, not playing is certainly a punishment and not a vacation.

  2. Agent Babcock says:

    One quibble with the above: his actions were not solely homophobic. He used abusive, hurtful language at a child. Had he called the boy a “little shit” or “stupid fuck” or something like that, it would have been just as bad… well maybe only 99% as bad. Because of that, and not just because he used the word “faggot”, I feel his harsh punishment is appropriate. I haven’t seen anybody calling for his head, but I’ll take your word for it. I agree that he doesn’t need anything more severe, although some community service would do a lot bring about some goodwill to those who are still frothing at the mouth.

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