Major League Soccer (MLS) suspended Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget for two clashes on Friday.
The 28-year-old received the sanction for using a homophobic term in one of his Instagram posts. He was also fined, the amount of which has not been disclosed and will have to undergo training on diversity, equity and inclusion.
« MLS recognizes and appreciates Lletget’s quick apologies and the fact that he has taken responsibility for his actions, » Garber Circuit wrote in a statement.
Lletget will therefore miss his club’s meetings with the New York Red Bulls (next Sunday) and with the Seattle Sounders (Sunday, May 2).
In 2021, the American will play his eighth season in MLS and his seventh with the California team. In one game this season, he provided an assist and scored 89.1% of his stints.