Houston Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark has received a three-game suspension and been fined an undisclosed amount for hurling a gay slur at a ball boy, Goal.com reported.

Clark used the language during a game last week against the Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field.

When 27-year-old Clark, who is in his third season for the Dynamo, was forced to pick up a ball knocked out of bounds, he yelled “fucking faggot” at the ball boy.

“Major League Soccer (MLS) will not tolerate this type of behavior from its players or staff at any time, under any circumstances,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said. “Colin Clark has expressed sincere remorse for his actions and I believe that he will learn from this incident.”

The day following the incident, Clark apologized on Twitter.

“I'd like to offer a sincere apology to everyone who watched the game, especially the ball boy for whom I used awful language toward,” he messaged.

He added in a statement: “I am sorry about what happened during the Seattle match,” Clark said. “I made a mistake that I truly regret. I accept the punishment that has been handed down by MLS, and I want to learn from this incident and move forward.”

The Dynamo team said, “We accept and support the punishment that has been laid out by MLS and look forward to moving beyond it.”