Athletics outfielder Matt Joyce suspended two games for homophobic slur

Michael Dixon
Written by Michael Dixon

Oakland Athletics outfielder Matt Joyce directed a homophobic slur towards a fan during his team’s game on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels. On Saturday, Joyce was punished for the action in the form of a two-game suspension.

It was also announced that the money lost from the two-game suspension will go to PFLAG. Additionally, the A’s released a statement, stating their disappointment in Joyce’s comments.

For his part, Joyce released an apology through a series of tweets, which can be found on his verified Twitter page.

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Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon

Bay Area born and raised, I have extensive experience in both the print and online worlds. There are few things in this world I love doing more than talking sports.