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Henry fired


Filed: Friday, 2nd February 2018
By: Staff Writer


Tony Henry has been sacked following his comments regarding African players at West Ham.

A statement released by the club on Friday afternoon confirmed that the former Director of Player Recruitment has been fired as a result of comments made to the Daily Mail regarding Diafra Sakho and players of African origin.

"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."

There has been no indication that West Ham United are investigating any other members of staff, despite Henry telling the Mail that his policy not to sign any further players of African descent was "supported by club management".





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