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