dc united Forward taxi fountain No disciplinary action will be taken by Major League Soccer after the league deems it credible Allegations that he used racist language towards Miami advocate Aim for Mamika During the match on September 18, no supporting evidence could be found.
In a statement Monday, the league said it was “unable to independently verify the allegations,” but said:Couldn’t find a credible Fountas claimwhich took place during an interview conducted as part of this investigation, he did not say anything at the moment – discriminatory or not.
“Video of the incident clearly shows Mabika’s sudden reaction To something he believed he heard from Fauntus,” League said.MLS Due to the league’s long-standing practice of determining player discipline against allegations of this nature, it is not possible to independently confirm, through additional eyewitness testimony, video footage, or audio recordings, what Fauntas said at that moment. I could not do it.
Fontas agreed leave the team in the final two games on October 1 and October 9. The league said he was eligible to play in DC next season.
“MLS will investigate policies and practices related to allegations of abusive and discriminatory language and is committed to working with all stakeholders during this offseason.
Separately, MLS fined DC United. $25,000 for failure When Wayne Rooney replaced Hahn Losada as coach in July, to fully comply with the league’s diversity hiring policy. At least one candidate must be black or African American.”
According to MLS, DC met with two eligible candidates from underrepresented groups, one “Finalist pool” Because the team learned during the interview that the individual was unable to pursue the job.
“Clubs were obligated to include additional candidates from underrepresented groups into the ‘finalist pool’ or request a detailed waiver from MLS. extenuating circumstances‘ said Lee.