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MLS Investigating Sebastian Lletget's Use of Anti-Gay Slur on Instagram Video

Major League Soccer announced Saturday it will investigate a video posted by L.A. Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget that featured him using an anti-gay slur while speaking Spanish.

Cyd Zeigler and Dawn Ennis of OutSports reported the video, which was posted Friday on Instagram and later deleted, included Lletget calling Galaxy teammate Julian Araujo "puto."

Lletget, 28, issued a statement of apology to OutSports:

"I messed up. Earlier today, I posted a video that included me using a derogatory slur in Spanish.

"I have taken down a video from my Instagram story but want to address its impact and not hide from this.