|photo by Matt Kremkau
This is not a pleasant thing to talk about when you discuss the club, but sadly this is the third time that a Red Bulls player has done the unthinkable, and sadly will pay for their moment of emotion that got the best of them. Kicking the ball into the stands with frustration that shouldn't have happened. Sadly Dru Yearwood has paid the price for his actions last weekend at Red Bull Arena.
Late in the second half down two goals to nil to the Philadelphia Union, Yearwood was called for a foul and allowed his emotions and frustration to get the better of him to kick the ball hard, but sadly the direction of the ball went into the stands and struck Red Bulls fans. As soon as he saw what happened, Yearwood went over the ad signs, climbed the wall of the section where the ball struck the fan, and tried to apologize for his mistake.
Once he went back on the field, the referee had no choice but to send him off for those actions. As Dru walked towards the tunnel you could see how upset he was at what he did, by pulling his jersey over his face as he felt he betrayed the supporters and the club. MLS made their decision on Friday, September 9th to officially hand Dru Yearwood an additional three-match ban along with the one-match ban he got with the red card, he will miss the rest of the regular season.
From Dru Yearwood's Twitter account here are his own words on the decision from the league. "I fully accept the suspension from MLS and I can ensure it won’t happen again. I want to sincerely apologize again. Please know that I will continue to work hard to be ready to give my all for this football club when I am again able to contribute on the field.