Atlanta United's Santiago Sosa was suspended for 3 games because he used anti-gay slurs

Sosa (23 years old) must also complete LGBTQ+ Allyship training with Athlete Ally.

Santiago Sosa from Atlanta United has been suspended three times and handed an undisclosed punishment after he used an anti-gay slur on Saturday in the match against New England Revolution.

Atlanta United has released a statement saying that Santiago Sosa was aware of the offensive language used during last week's match.

"The club does NOT condone the use or disrespectful language directed at any individual. "Santiago is extremely sorry and has personally apologised to the New England Revolution players.

In an effort to move on from the incident, he requested additional resources for Major League Soccer's Players Association.

"The club will ensure it serves as an occasion to reaffirm Atlanta United’s deeply-held values of inclusion and respect to all of our staff and players."

Sosa will miss Atlanta’s final game in the MLS regular league at home to New York City FC Sunday. Sosa also missed the first two games of its 2023 season.

The Argentina youth international was in Atlanta prior to the start of the 2021 seasons. He has been a part of 47 MLS Cup appearances, 21 for this season.