Head Coach of FC Cincinnati Resigns


UPDATE: UPDATE: Major League Soccer Players Association Executive Director Bob Foose released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying in part "we have been incredibly disappointed by the attempts to manipulate the public conversation over the last few days with false narratives and strategic leaks to the press... the narrative that the conduct here involved singing along to song lyrics is completely false... also false is the narrative that a complaint was filed by any particular player..."

The statement goes on to say that "it is our sincere hope that FC Cincinnati will learn from and address these mistakes..."

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ORIGINAL STORY:

FC Cincinnati head coach Ron Jans has resigned. The coach who came here last August is leaving on the eve of the start of the clubs second MLS season over allegations of the use of a racial slur. Jans has been under investigation by the league for reportedly singing along to a song in the locker room that included the "N" word.

A statement from the team says "As Major League Soccer's investigation unfolded and some themes emerged, Ron offered his resignation and we agreed that it was the best course of action for everyone involved with FC Cincinnati."

You can read the full statement below. A team news conference is planned for later this afternoon.