Suspended Flemmings wins USL Golden Boot award

By October 07, 2020

Suspended Phoenix Rising forward Junior Flemmings has won the Golden Boot award for the 2020 USL Championship season, the league announced today.

The 24-year-old Jamaican scored 14 goals in 14 matches for the Phoenix Rising, the club he signed for in 2019. He has scored 29 goals in 43 appearances for the club.

Winning the award makes it a bitter-sweet to the USL Championship season for the Reggae Boy, who was suspended for six games and issued an undisclosed fine by the USL Championship for use of foul and abusive language.

In addition, Phoenix Rising team officials placed Flemmings on administrative leave for the remainder of his contract term with the team, which concludes on November 30, 2020.

The sanctions were imposed following investigations into allegations that Flemmings used a Jamaican homophobic slut against San Diego Loyal midfielder Collin Martin, who is openly gay. The incident occurred during a match between the Rising and Loyal on September 30.

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