Reggae Boy Junior Flemmings in hot water

Footballer Junior Flemmings

Reggae Boyz forward Junior Flemmings is in a spot of bother after it was reported that he used a homophobic slur during a United Soccer League (USL) match on Wednesday night.

The incident reportedly happened during a contest between Flemmings’ Phoenix Rising FC and the San Diego Loyals. Reports are that Flemmings allegedly made the anti-gay comment to openly gay player Collin Martin.

“At no point did I say a homophobic slur towards Collin Martin.”

— Junior Flemmings

This subsequently led to the Loyals forfeiting the game in protest of the perceived action and standing in solidarity with Martin.

The Loyals were leading 3-1 at the time of the said incident.

However, since then, Flemmings has denied the allegations. In a statement released after the game, the Jamaican footballer said: “At no point did I say a homophobic slur towards Collin Martin. I do not know Collin personally, but I respect all of my opponents equally, Collin included.”

He further went on to say he stands in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ movement.