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Racing Louisville players demand club’s cooperation in NWSL probe

Racing Louisville FC players huddle after practice at Lynn Family Stadium. (Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

The players of Racing Louisville FC released a statement Saturday in response to the Sally Yates report that included multiple allegations of sexual assault against former coach Christy Holly.

They expressed support for their teammate, Erin Simon, who said in the Yates report that she was harassed and groped multiple times by Holly when she played for him. The players shared their hope that the NWSL and NWSL Players Association’s joint investigation will uncover more truths of abuse in the league.

The findings of the joint investigation are expected to be released by the end of the year.

“The conclusion of this investigation will give us much needed insight and recommendations on the future of our club,” the Racing players said. “The systemic abuse that has plagued the league for far too long is both infuriating and unacceptable. No human being should ever feel unsafe in their work environment.”

The players added that they expect the club’s full cooperation with the joint investigation, since “silence is no longer an option.” Racing Louisville was found to have hindered Yates’ investigation, along with the Portland Thorns and Chicago Red Stars.