USL suspends player for directing slur at San Diego Loyal's Collin Martin

SAN DIEGO — Phoenix Rising opens the USL Championship playoffs Saturday night at home against Sacramento Republic.They won’t have the league’s leading scorer for the entirety of the postseason.On Tuesday the USL issued a six-game suspension to Phoenix’s Junior Flemmings, the Jamaican midfielder accused of directing a homophobic slur at openly gay San Diego Loyal midfielder Collin Martin late in the first half Wednesday at USD’s Torero Stadium. The Loyal, leading 3-1, walked off the field at the start of the second half and forfeited after the referee and Phoenix coach refused to remove the all…

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