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Soccer Player Who Called Robbie Rogers 'Queer' Suspended

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Orange County Blues’s Richard Chaplow will sit out two games and pay a fine for reportedly calling Rogers a “queer” during a recent match.

The Orange County Blues soccer player who called Los Angeles Galaxy's Robbie Rogers a "queer" during a match last weekend has been suspended, the United Soccer League announced.

Midfielder Richard Chaplow will sit out two games and pay an undisclosed fine for "offensive and abusive language" toward Rogers, an openly gay player.

Rogers revealed the verbal abuse following the match Sunday in a Facebook post describing his shock and anger.

After the suspension, Chaplow said that he was not homophobic and that his suspension was for "swearing at a player, not homophobic slurs."

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