Sarah Gorden, victim of racism: ‘They did not follow and threatened’

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced Tuesday that it has opened an investigation under its anti-discrimination policy after Chicago Red Stars defender Sarah Gorden denounced that she and her boyfriend were racially abused by a Houston security guard.

The incident occurred after her goalless draw at the Houston Dash on April 9, when a security official said her boyfriend “would be arrested if he approached” to speak with her after the game. “At first I didn’t realize it was a racial problem until I saw white Houston Dash players walking around the stadium talking closely with their family and we were the only ones attacked.” “This is just another reason we kneel.”

The NWSL has announced in a statement that it opened an investigation on April 10. “The league will have no further comment regarding the current investigation prior to its completion and has asked the respective clubs to refrain from further comment as well.”