Alan Gordon Speaks to Newspaper About Suspension

Alan Gordon Will Johnson

MLSSoccer.com

Alan Gordon spoke with theĀ San Jose Mercury News after receiving a three-game suspension for using a gay slur in Sunday’s Earthquakes game against the Timbers.

He revealed that he has been in touch with out player Robbie Rogers through mutual friend Steven Lenhart to apologize, who understood how words can at times slip out at the heat of the game.

Gordon far from uses the heat of the moment as an excuse when he spoke with the Mercury News, though:

“I’m the furthest thingĀ from being homophobic,” Gordon said. “That’s why it hurt. I can honestly appreciate the sensitively of the word if I put myself in other people’s shoes. That has not come out of my mouth since high school. It’s not language I use. It’s despicable.”

There are more powerful quotes from Alan Gordon in the Mercury News piece. They also spoke with the You Can Play Project’s Patrick Burke, who with David Testo will be doing diversity training with the team soon.

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