Friday, November 9, 2012

Sounders defender Marc Burch apologizes for slur

Sounders defender Marc Burch was caught on camera saying a homophobic slur toward a Real Salt Lake player in last night's 1-0 playoff win.

Burch issued a statement apologizing for the comment.

"I apologize for my horrific choice of words last night during our match. This is something that is inconsistent with my family values and because of that I am both disappointed and embarrassed by my level of poor judgment. I take seriously my role as a leader in the community and this is completely regrettable and unacceptable. Character matters and I hope through hard work on and off the field to begin earning your respect and trust again."