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Flemmings suspended for six games will miss USL playoffs

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2020 | 2:51 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter
Jamaica forward Junior Flemmings (foreground) comes under a challenge from United States forward Jozy Altidore during a Concacaf Gold Cup semi-final football match in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 3, 2019. Flemmings has been suspended by his team Pheonix R
Jamaica forward Junior Flemmings (foreground) comes under a challenge from United States forward Jozy Altidore during a Concacaf Gold Cup semi-final football match in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 3, 2019. Flemmings has been suspended by his team Pheonix Rising after allegedly using a homophobic slur in a US soccer league match.

National striker Junior Flemmings has been suspended for six games by the United Soccer League (USL) and has been fined an undisclosed amount for "foul and abusive language" stemming from the incident, which took on September 30 during a match between his team, Phoenix Rising FC and San Diego Loyal.

Flemmings was accused to have issued a homophobic slur to Loyal player Collin Martin, which resulted in Loyal players forfeiting the game in protest.

According to a statement released by Phoenix Rising FC today, Flemmings will continue to be on administrative leave for the remainder of his deal, which expires at the end of November.

"The team will provide Flemmings with the resources he needs to learn and grow from this, so that he may become a model for change in the sport," the statement read.

This means that Flemmings will miss the entirety of Phoenix Rising's playoff campaign, which is set to begin this weekend.