Real Salt Lake goalkeeper disciplined after alleged derogatory remarks made during team training

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MAGNA, Utah, Nov. 12, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Andrew Putna has been disciplined after he allegedly made derogatory remarks during team training.

“Major League Soccer today announced that it has concluded its investigation into remarks made by Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Andrew Putna,” according to an MLS statement. “On Oct. 14, Real Salt Lake officials received a report that Putna made derogatory remarks about a teammate’s national origin during first team training.”

In accordance with league protocol, the club immediately reported the incident to Major League Soccer and the league instituted an investigation into the allegations.

“The MLS investigation confirmed those allegations, finding that Putna did make derogatory remarks referencing another player’s ethnicity,” the statement said. “During the pendency of the investigation, Putna was separated from the team and prohibited from engaging in team activities for a timeframe that included two match dates.”

In addition, Putna is required to undergo diversity and inclusion training prior to engaging in any future team activities, including training, and competition, the statement said.


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