West Ham sack director of player recruitment Tony Henry amid racism claim

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Sacked West Ham United director of player recruitment Tony Henry

In a statement, the club said its director of player recruitment had been dismissed with immediate effect over the “unacceptable comments” after he was suspended on Thursday.

“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,” it said.

“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.”

Mr Henry allegedly made the remarks to a newspaper after it obtained a leaked email in which he is reported to have written: “We don’t want any more Africans.”

Credit – Sky

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