Premier League Club Sack Transfer Chief Over Comments About African Players (See What He Said)
West Ham United have sacked their head of recruitment Tony Henry after claims he said the club did not want any more African players as they ’cause chaos’.
Henry reportedly sent out an email to an agent stating they were staying away from players from the continent, which was leaked to the Daily Mail.
West Ham sack transfer chief Tony Henry over comments on African players
When confronted by the paper on whether there was any policy towards African players Mr Henry originally said “no”, before adding: “It’s nothing racist at all.
“It’s just sometimes they can have a bad attitude.
“We find that when they are not in the team they cause mayhem. It’s nothing against the African race at all.”
Now West Ham have confirmed they’ve sacked Henry for ‘unacceptable comments’, after originally suspending the transfer chief.
A West Ham United spokesman 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.
Yesterday FA have insisted on viewing the explosive e-mails in which West Ham’s transfer chief claimed he did not want the club to sign any more African players.