English Premiership

West Ham suspend director after racial slur

Diafra Sakho (AFP)
Diafra Sakho (AFP)

Cape Town - West Ham director of player recruitment Tony Henry has been suspended “pending a full and thorough investigation” over claims he said the club would not sign any more African players, the Premier League side have announced.

"The Club can confirm that Director of Player Recruitment Tony Henry has been suspended pending a full and thorough investigation," the club said in a statement.

"West Ham United will not tolerate any type of discrimination and has, therefore, acted swiftly due to the serious nature of these claims.

"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.

"The Club will make no further comment until the investigation has been concluded."



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