Soccer Player Gets a Ban for Use of Homophobic Slur

Jude Yager, Writer

Junior Flemmings was banned for six games after using a homophobic slur in a match at Phoenix on September 30th, 2020. The players walked off the field at half time after forfeiting their game to make the playoffs Junior Flemmings then shouted the homophobic slur towards Collin Martin. The USL confirmed the ban stating “Following an investigation that included interviews with 11 individuals, including players, coaches and match officials, a six-game suspension and undisclosed fine has been issued to Phoenix Rising FC’s Junior Flemmings for the use of foul and abusive language in the form of a homophobic slur during the club’s match against San Diego Loyal SC on September 30.” He made the argument stating that at no point he said it. “I have heard homophobic language throughout my career and growing up but not to the point where it was directed at me like that. I felt personally attacked.” Colin Martin stated. Even his team said it was wrong. Lots of people were happy after hearing he was facing a ban.