NWSL statement on fan incident in recent Utah Royals FC-Portland Thorns FC game
Fan has been banned from all NWSL games after racist behavior toward a player
NWSL ball in the back of the net (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)
NWSL ball in the back of the net (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

During a recent match between Utah Royals FC and Portland Thorns FC, there was inappropriate fan behavior. After an investigation, the NWSL has issued this statement:

After a thorough investigation, the individual who made racist comments toward one of our players at
the Utah Royals FC home game on Friday, September 6, 2019, has been identified and banned from
attending games at Rio Tinto Stadium. The ban will also extend to all NWSL games played at other
venues.

NWSL will not tolerate inappropriate fan behavior. Racism has no place in our sport.

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