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02nd Feb 2018

West Ham sack their director of player recruitment after he made ‘unacceptable comments’ about African players

Paul Moore

West Ham have sacked their director of player recruitment Tony Henry after he made controversial comments regarding African players over the January transfer window.

As reported by The Mail, Henry sent an email to at least two agents asking them not to recommend African players. He said that it is because ‘they have a bad attitude’ and ’cause mayhem’ when they are not in the team.

West Ham responded swiftly and suspended Henry on Thursday. The club has taken further action this evening.

In a statement, they said: “West Ham United have today terminated the contract of Director of Player Recruitment, Tony Henry, with immediate effect following his unacceptable comments that were widely reported in the press. Our action follows a full and thorough investigation. West Ham United will not tolerate any type of discrimination. The West Ham United family is an inclusive one where, regardless of gender, age, ability, race, religion or sexual orientation, everybody feels welcome and included.”