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There's Some Concern About Chivas Policy

June 12, 2004

How in the world does Major League Soccer allow Chivas USA to articulate a hiring philosophy that blatantly states: "We're going to look around and try to recruit mostly Mexican American or Hispanic players."

I realize their fan base is Latin, and they are free to hire any player they want to. However, to come out and flaunt this discrimination is ugly. Maybe this type of racism goes in Mexico, but it sure doesn't go here. How well would it be received if a pro sports team in the U.S. said it was going to look around and recruit Caucasian or say Irish American players?

Roger Peterson

Upland

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