The Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer academy players were allegedly assaulted in a racially motivated attack. Hence in support of the racially targeted trio, football news claims the Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS have issued a statement.
One player is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and will make a full recovery after surgery, the Canadian team confirmed. A suspect has been arrested. According to the CBC, the 17-year-old was stabbed on Saturday in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
The MLS’ statement read: “Major League Soccer is aware that three Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy players were violently assaulted in an allegedly racially motivated attack on the evening of Saturday, August 14.”
“Our first priority is to continue to support the health, safety, and well-being of our players and their families during this painful and upsetting time. We stand united in unequivocally condemning violence, discrimination, racism, and hate in all of its destructive forms.”
“Major League Soccer and the Whitecaps are working together to closely monitor the situation. We are all committed to supporting that anyone proven to be involved in this assault is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Enough is enough. We are heartbroken and sickened by the allegations and strongly condemn all forms of discrimination, racism, and hate,” added the Whitecaps statement.
“Such disgusting behavior has absolutely no place in our community. We will do everything to support our players affected and urge the toughest punishment possible for those responsible.