Red stars express themselves after the discrimination claims of the players
The Chicago Red Stars players spoke to a Houston security officer Monday night.
In a joint statement on Twitter, the team slammed Dash and a BBVA stadium security officer and pledged to continue talking about the discrimination Gorden faced.
“While we recognize that all players must follow the correct post-game protocols, Sarah has been treated inconsistently and inappropriately,” the team said in part. “It is unacceptable for a player to burst into tears at the actions of a stadium employee. We will not tolerate racism or discrimination. “
Sarah Gorden said she was selected by the security service
Gorden shared on Twitter on Friday that a Dash security officer selected her at BBVA Stadium after her 0-0 draw with Dash in enforcing COVID-19 protocols.
at the stadium to speak to her after the game, although a security guard threatened to arrest him if he got too close. Gorden, who is black, said Dash players around the stadium were able to speak closely to their families.
“Meanwhile, white players were talking to white family members all over the stadium,” she wrote in part on Twitter. “At first I didn’t know this was a racial issue until I saw white Houston Dash players at the stadium talking closely to their family and we were the only ones targeted.”
Dash apologize, start the investigation
The Dash, admitting that their players broke the coronavirus protocol after the game.
The team did not mention Gorden by name, however, and insisted that security was “solely geared towards COVID security”.
Houston released a new statement Monday, apologizing that the first one was “off”. It also states that the organization is now “fully and openly cooperating with a formal investigation into the incident”.
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