Montreal club defender, Mustafa Kiza, put himself in an embarrassing situation by publishing anti-gay statements on social networks on Sunday, statements for which he apologized the next day.
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What will happen next is still not clear and it will be necessary to find out if penalties, such as suspension, will be imposed on the athlete in question.
“I want to apologize for the unfortunate comments I made on Sunday about the LGBTQ+ community,” he wrote on his Twitter account. It was a bad decision on my part and I take full responsibility for it. I am really sorry for the pain this has caused and I will learn by educating myself better.”
“The club reminds us that we do not tolerate any form of discrimination or prejudice, and that, like our city, we are open,” CF Montreal said on Twitter. We accept his apologies, but he will have to undergo an awareness and education program regarding sexual diversity and homophobia. We are proud of the great cultural and social diversity that makes us a club. It is a unique wealth that sometimes involves some educational and integrative challenges, but it is our duty to meet them.”
Chiesa has played eight games so far, but was not used to Saturday’s 1-0 win over Inter Miami. His team will face New York City on Wednesday in Orlando.