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Lansing Ignite Player Suspended After Offensive Remarks

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Cooley Law School Stadium is where the Lansing Ignite soccer team plays.

The owner of the Lansing Ignite soccer team confirms one of his players is suspended for making an anti-gay remark on Twitter.

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Statement from Lansing Ignite FC owner Tom Dickson about suspension of a player over anti-LGBTQ remarks.

Team owner Tom Dickson said in a statement that player Ricky Lopez-Espin posted offensive remarks on Twitter following last Saturday’s match against the Greenville Triumph.

On Twitter, Lopez-Espin apologized specifically to the L-G-B-T-Q and Greenville, South Carolina communities.

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Lopez-Espin also said he has accepted a 4-game ban.

He will also pay a fine.

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