West Ham sack director of player recruitment Tony Henry amid racism claim

Posted February 04, 2018

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.

"It's just sometimes they can have a bad attitude".

Senegal global Cheikhou Kouyate has responded to the racism controversy surrounding West Ham United.

It is 2018 and a senior figure at a Premier League club does not even understand that tarnishing the African continent with one broad, discriminatory brush is racist.

The Hammers have acted swiftly to remove Henry from his position pending the outcome of a full investigation into the revelations.

West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez has admitted that a London-based Premier League made him an offer in the January window, he told Darren Lewis from the Mirror.

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"We don't want any more Africans..."

The Mexican worldwide, who has struggled for regular game time with the Hammers this term, was made to stay at the London Stadium due to an injury to Andy Carroll and the departure of Diafra Sakho to Rennes.

"You can see the players we sign, you can see the players we have signed over the years".

Though West Ham have recently issued a statement defending themselves against racism accusations, former player Diafra Sakho has said that the club doesn't want black players there. It's nothing against the African race at all. The club have done what they think they have to do and move on, and we have to. We were signing two players from Africa on deadline day so I can only say they are wrong. The Hammers arrived on the south coast looking to extend their recent six-match unbeaten league sequence while seeking revenge for a humiliating 3-0 defeat handed to them by the Seagulls at the London Stadium back in October. He's left, so great.