Owner to sell MLS club after criticising players’ protest

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The Major League Soccer announced on Sunday that Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen will sell his team after he criticised the team’s players for their protest over the Jacob Blake shooting.

Hansen responded negatively to players sitting out last week Wednesday’s game in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake a response which has been seriously condemned.

He told Salt Lake City radio station X96 that the players’ strike was “like somebody stabbed you and you’re trying to figure out a way to pull the knife out and move forward,”

“The disrespect is profound to me personally,” he added.

Hansen has since released a statement in which he said he is “truly sorry” for his “insensitive” comments but has already started the process of selling.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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