ESPN’s Sarah Spain and Gotham FC’s Alyse LaHue are said to have been fined by NWSL
The NWSL took action against team front office members who tweeted about the league’s investigation Safe in the Houston Dash’s goalless tie against the Chicago Red Stars on Friday, according to soccer reporter Grant Wahl.
The league announced an investigation after Chicago Red Stars defender Sarah Gorden said security selected her to enforce COVID-19 protocols while allowing white players to interact with their families after the game.
Gorden, who is black, said Houston security threatened to arrest Gorden’s friend if he came near her after a game. Meanwhile, white players on the dash According to Gorden, they were allowed to be close to their families.
Red Stars co-owner and ESPN personality Sarah Spain and Gotham FC general manager Alyse LaHue were reportedly fined Wednesday for tweeting about the investigation. Spain shared Gorden’s Twitter thread and tweets from players who support Gorden.
LaHue sent out two tweets expressing disappointment with the situation. LaHue also apologized to Gorden.
The NWSL reportedly sent a memo asking members of the Front Office not to comment on the investigation. LaHue and Spain have been fined for violating this memo.
The NWSL’s memo reportedly does not apply to players, many of whom have made expressions of support for Gorden following the incident.
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