Sarah Gorden details are run with Dash security via COVID logs
Chicago Red Stars defender Sarah Gorden isn’t happy with the way she was treated after a game against the Houston Dash on Friday. Gorden says a Dash security guard singled them out in enforcing COVID-19 protocols while allowing white players to be with their families on the Dash.
The 28-year-old Gorden published her story in a Twitter thread on Saturday. Gorden said her boyfriend came down the stairs to speak to her and a security guard threatened to arrest Gorden’s friend if he got too close.
Gorden – the black woman – said she didn’t realize it was a racial problem until she noticed members of the Dash spoke closely to their families.
Gorden asked the guard why she was singled out. He allegedly said he would speak to the other players later, however Notto Gorden. The last tweet from Gorden Thread read, “This is just another reason we’re kneeling.”
Dash says the team violated the COVID rules, sorry
The Dash responded to Gorden’s allegations on Saturday, posting a statement that Dash players violated COVID-19 protocols after Friday’s game.
The Dash does not mention Gorden by name, but addresses her thread. This part of the statement reads:
“We are aware of the comments made by a Chicago player this morning and would like to reassure her and the Red Stars organization that our staff has focused solely on the safety of COVID. We apologize to her and the club for anything that may arise the impression was the opposite. “
Players on the Dash were contacted on Saturday to prevent the situation from recurring.
While the Dash admitted the COVID logs were broken after Friday’s game, it failed to explain why Gorden was singled out by security.
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