Houston Dynamo issue statement on homophobic tweets
The Houston Dynamo issued a statement about homophobic slurs that appeared on the Twitter feed of Brickwall Firm, one of the team's supporters groups after Sunday's win against the Los Angeles Galaxy.
“The Houston Dynamo strongly condemns the offensive language that appeared on the Twitter feed of Brickwall Firm, one of our supporter groups. The Houston Dynamo does not tolerate homophobic slurs, and promotes an inclusive environment by supporting the League’s “Don’t Cross the Line” campaign.” We are working very closely with the leaders of Brickwall Firm in investigating the issue and determining an appropriate course of action.”
Brickwall Firm also issued a statement, saying: “The Brickwall Firm is strongly opposed to any and all biased or ignorant statements that recently appeared on our Twitter feed. The posts in question were in no way any sort of official or condoned statement. We are actively rectifying the situation, and are dedicated to more closely monitoring statements made by individuals purporting to speak for the group. Homophobia and racism are not a part of our agenda, nor anything to do with the atmosphere, culture, and community that we support. Our apologies to @HoustonDynamo, and the soccer supporters community at large.”