Real Salt Lake owner to sell club in wake of reports of racist comments

  • Dell Loy Hansen was also critical of protests against racism
  • ‘I recognize that at times I have spoken too quickly’

Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen will sell his teams in the wake of reports that he made racist comments, Major League Soccer said on Sunday.

Hansen’s Utah Soccer Holdings includes his MLS club, the Utah Royals of the National Women’s Soccer League and the United Soccer League’s Real Monarchs.

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Wave of postponements as US sports join Jacob Blake protests – video report

Games across US leagues been called off as athletes protest against racial injustice following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last week.

Three NBA play-off games, two Major League Baseball matches, three WNBA fixtures and five MLS games were postponed after player-led actions in response to the shooting of Blake and the civil unrest that has followed.

Naomi Osaka also withdrew from the Western & Southern Open in solidarity with the protests. 

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MLS joins wave of protests against racial injustice with five games postponed

  • Major League Soccer joins NBA and MLB in calling games off
  • Boycotts follow police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin

Five Major League Soccer matches were postponed Wednesday night as players made a collective statement against racial injustice. The action came amid a wave of boycotts in US sports, with NBA play-off games, baseball and tennis matches all called off in protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin on Sunday.

Atlanta United v Inter Miami, FC Dallas v Colorado, Portland v San Jose, Real Salt Lake v LAFC, LA Galaxy v Seattle were all called off as players decided not to take part in solidarity. The lone match played was between Orlando City and Nashville SC.

Related: NBA joined by MLB teams in boycott to protest police shooting of Jacob Blake

Related: Western & Southern Open suspends entire day of play in racial injustice protest

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