West Ham director sacked over race remarks

West Ham United have sacked director Tony Henry amid claims he said African players “can have a bad attitude” and “cause mayhem”.

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

“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.”

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