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Another setback for gay rights as Colin Clark (Houston Dynamo) calls a ballboy a “fucking faggot!” on live TV

Screen+Shot+2012 03 26+at+7.28.06+PM Another setback for gay rights as Colin Clark (Houston Dynamo) calls a ballboy a fucking faggot! on live TVHe’s said sorry on Twitter after the event, but Colin Clark is fighting a losing battle to prove that he doesn’t represent the stereotype that footballers are completely out of touch with homophobia.

This weekend’s MLS match between the Seattle Sounders and the Houston Dynamo was spoiled after just seven minutes when visiting midfielder Colin Clark was filmed abusing a ball boy with the anti-social slur “fucking faggot!”

There was no defence for Clark’s outburst.

Clark, in his third season for the Dynamo and playing his eighth in the MLS, made his embarrassing comments after he was forced to pick up a ball when he wanted to take a quick throw-in. The abuse was picked up, clear as day, by a pitchside microphone, and Clark has since tried to redeem his reputation after receiving a torrent of abuse for his offensive language.

The MLS are expected to dish out a harsh punishment for Clark in the wake of a definite need to set a precedent against such awful outbursts.

Watch Colin Clark’s shocking gay slur against the ballboy here.