The Houston Dynamo man was picked up by a nearby microphone as he abused a ballboy for seemingly no apparent reason. Clark has come out and apologised over the incident whilst the MLS are investigating the incident.
After the match, Clark tried to do damage control for himself and posted an apology on Twitter. He said:
“I’d like to offer a sincere apology to everyone who watched the game, especially the ball boy for whom I used awful language towards.
“I didn’t mean to disrespect anyone and am sorry for letting my emotions get the best of me. It’s not who I am and it won’t happen again.”
Though Houston went on to lose the match 2-0, keep in mind that this happened when it was 0-0 in the seventh minute. What could the ballboy have possibly done in the first six minutes of the match to cause Clark’s “emotions to get the the best of [him]” and go right for the slurs after such a benign incident? Poor excuse.
On Saturday, MLS announced that they have begun “examining possible disciplinary action.”
“We are aware of the incident involving Houston Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark during the game in Seattle Friday night, and his public apology for it. MLS is conducting a thorough review of the facts and examining possible disciplinary action.”
SOURCE: Dirty Tackle
The video of the incident below, be warned as there is clearly NSFW language as Colin Clark calls the ballboy a ‘F***king F***ot’