I won’t throw too many more flames into this fire. We all know the comments that were said by MLSSoccer.com’s Simon Borg on Monday’s episode of ExtraTime Radio. That episode was pulled down yesterday, it is now available for download once again. It has been edited from it’s original version to include an apology for any offense.
Additionally, Major League Soccer released a statement of its own to address the issue.
“During the latest episode of the ExtraTime Radio podcast on MLSsoccer.com, one of the hosts — Simon Borg — made inappropriate remarks regarding female fans of Major League Soccer. These remarks were unacceptable and in no way reflect the values of MLS, its clubs, players, staff, or MLSsoccer.com. We apologize on behalf of our organization for those remarks. Respect for diversity is a core principle of MLS and we are proud of the diversity of our League and its fans.”
“Mr. Borg will be suspended from his position at MLSsoccer.com for seven days, effective immediately. All MLS employees undergo diversity and sensitivity training on an annual basis, and Mr. Borg and the entire MLS Digital group will receive additional sensitivity training promptly.”
Do you think this was all fair? Honestly, MLS handled this about as well as they could have. Moving on.