Head of recruitment of West Ham United Football Club, Tony Henry, has been sacked, after claims he said the club did not want any more African players as they ’cause chaos’.
According to Dailymail, Henry reportedly sent out an email to an agent stating they were staying away from players from the continent.
When confronted by Dailymail on whether there was any policy towards African players, 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.”
Meanwhile, West Ham have confirmed they’ve sacked him for ‘unacceptable comments’, after originally suspending him.
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.”