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FA deliver 12 month ban


Filed: Thursday, 5th July 2018
By: Staff Writer


West Ham United's former Head of Recruitment, Tony Henry, has been banned from football for a year following derogatory comments he made regarding African players.

The 60-year-old was fired earlier this year after the Daily Mail published a story on transfer deadline day in which Henry claimed West Ham had installed a policy of no longer signing players from the continent as a result of African players being "difficult".

And earlier today he was banned from all football-related activities for 12 months by the Football Association as a result of his comments.



Henry, who was suspended on 1 February after the allegations were revealed was fired 24 hours later after West Ham United had conducted what they described as "a full and thorough investigation".

"West Ham United will not tolerate any type of discrimination," read a club statement, released on the same day as Henry's dismissal was confirmed.

"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."

Despite claiming his policy had been "supported by club management", Henry is the only individual to have faced sanctions over the incident.





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