Players and fans show support of SD Loyal SC’s decision to forfeit previous match

SD Loyal

SD Loyal

Friday, September 25

The San Diego Loyal issued a heartfelt statement this evening that continues along with the conversation today roaming the streets of not only America but the entire world.

Racism.

The racial slur happened in the 71st minute of last Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against the Los Angeles Galaxy II. The slur was reportedly directed at defender/midfielder Elijah Martin.

The team decided to forfeit the match, but as they look back on it, they wish they just walked off the field at that moment.

The officials and the Los Angeles Galaxy II did nothing to address the issue.

Racism is a conversation that will continue to happen unless changes are made, and the Loyal are doing their part to make sure change happens.

Manager Landon Donovan issued this statement.

“I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this club. What’s the point of the BLM jerseys/armbands, the kneeling before every game, and the commitment to ending racism if we don’t address it when it happens right before our eyes? This is NEVER acceptable and we will not stand for it.”

The USL Championship announced that Omar Ontiveros would be suspended six games for his actions.

The players, fanbase, media, and teams from around the league show their support of the decision.

The team is yet to add any further comment on the statement.

San Diego remains in second place of Group B with 22 points, despite the point deduction due to the forfeit.

Their final match of the season is Wednesday, Sept. 30, against No. 1 seed Phoenix Rising. The match starts a 7 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN+.

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Chris Spiering
Chris is set to graduate from the University of San Diego at the end of 2020. He is the former Sports Editor for the USDVista newspaper. Chris is also an athlete and is huge fan of San Diego sports. Chris has covered the San Diego Loyal, while he has also contributed about the Padres.

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Chris is set to graduate from the University of San Diego at the end of 2020. He is the former Sports Editor for the USDVista newspaper. Chris is also an athlete and is huge fan of San Diego sports. Chris has covered the San Diego Loyal, while he has also contributed about the Padres.