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Columbus Crew ahead Cucho Hernandez given one-match suspension for offensive language

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Main League Soccer has suspended Columbus Crew striker Cucho Hernandez for one match for utilizing offensive language in a match in opposition to the Portland Timbers on September 18.

Hernandez will serve the suspension within the Crew’s match in opposition to the New York Crimson Bulls on October 1.

It was revealed that Hernandez – who has scored 9 objectives in 15 appearances this season – was not supplied with the league-mandated coaching on prohibited language that’s required of all gamers upon arrival to an MLS crew.

Each Columbus and Hernandez launched statements following the suspension.

“I settle for the result of the League’s ruling and sincerely apologize for the dangerous language I used throughout our latest match in opposition to the Portland Timbers,” Hernandez stated.

“I perceive that my language was unacceptable and plan to achieve out to the Timbers group and the participant to supply my apologies and absolutely intend to be taught from this example. I additionally apologize to my teammates and our followers as it is a crucial time of the season.”

Crew President and Common Supervisor Tim Bezbatchenko added: “We’re upset that our participant used disrespectful and offensive language directed to an opponent and we are going to take this as a chance to raised educate our gamers and be taught from this.

Cucho expressed speedy regret for his unacceptable language selection and volunteered to apologize to the Timbers group and take part in sensitivity coaching.”

Following his one-match ban, Hernandez – a two-time Colombia worldwide – will likely be accessible for away fixtures at Charlotte FC and Orlando Metropolis, with the Crew sitting eighth within the Japanese Convention, solely outdoors the MLS Cup Playoffs spots on video games received.

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