Seattle's Johnson fined for inappropriate gesture
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Seattle Sounders FC forward Eddie Johnson was fined an undisclosed amount Tuesday for making an "inappropriate gesture" last weekend in a Major League Soccer match.
Johnson made the gesture after a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park, a match that ended with Fire defender Jalil Anibaba receiving a red card and coach Frank Klopas being dismissed for inappropriate language.
"I sincerely apologize to the Chicago fans, my teammates, MLS, and the Sounders' supporters for my actions and poor judgment I used on Saturday," Johnson said in a statement.
"It was a very emotional game and I let my emotions get the best of me. That is not acceptable and I take full responsibility for my actions. I am truly sorry this took attention away from the success of our team after a great win in Chicago."
The United States international had a goal and an assist in the game, but made the gesture toward fans after the match. What gesture Johnson made is unknown.