The United Soccer League (USL) on Wednesday announced that it had suspended for two games the player who allegedly called LA Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers “queer.”

Last week, Rogers returned to work after being benched for two months over an ankle injury that required arthroscopic surgery.

Rogers, the first openly gay players in Major League Soccer (MLS), said in a Facebook post that “a player from the opposing team called [him] a 'queer' repeatedly” during the game's final 15 minutes.

USL President Jake Edwards said in a statement that “the USL has zero tolerance for this type of behavior” and that it would not “condone any language that is counter to the values we have instilled throughout the USL.”

Edwards said that he had suspended Orange County Blues midfielder Richard Chaplow two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for using “offensive and abusive language” toward Rogers.

Chaplow has denied the claims, telling The Telegraph that he swore at Rogers “for overreacting to a foul but at no time was the language homophobic.” He added that “to suggest I'm homophobic is ridiculous.”

According to ESPN FC, an unnamed USL source has confirmed that its investigation – which included reviewing video of the game and speaking to referees, staff and players from from both teams – failed to find evidence that Chaplow had hurled an anti-gay slur at Rogers.