FC Cincinnati coach Ron Jans being investigated for allegedly using a racial slur

FC Cincinnati coach Ron Jans is accused of using a racial slur, resulting in him “stepping away” from the team while an investigation is completed, The Enquirer has learned.

The issue came to the team’s attention Thursday when it was notified by Major League Soccer, which received a complaint from the Major League Soccer Players Association (MLSPA). 

When questioned about the incident, Jans told FC Cincinnati President Jeff Berding he said the word when singing along with music played in the locker room.

Later, a player took Jans aside to tell him that was unacceptable in America. Jans, 61, is from the Netherlands.

“The Players Association was very recently made aware of extremely inappropriate comments made by FC Cincinnati coach Ron Jans,” MLSPA said in a statement provided to The Enquirer. “We have made a report to the appropriate league officials and expect an immediate and thorough league investigation to be conducted.”

FC Cincinnati head coach Ron Jans will step away from the team while he is being investigated. (Photo: Albert Cesare)

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