West Ham sack director accused of racism


Former West Ham United player Diafra Sakho has claimed his old club "don't want black players" amid the racism scandal surrounding the club's director of recruitment Tony Henry.

The club announced the firing in a statement on Friday.

Initially he replied, "no", only to be "informed that we understand he has told more than one agent in the last month that the club does not want any more African players" (DAILY MAIL, 2/1). They pretend I am bad because I have [character].

The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) welcomed West Ham's move to suspend Henry and expressed its concern over the allegations.

"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", West Ham said in the statement.

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Premier league side West Ham United have re-emphasized that the club is open to everyone who loves football irrespective race gender or religion.

And while Hernandez admits he will look to address his future when the transfer window reopens in the summer, the striker insists he will still give his all for David Moyes' side.

"We thought we could have played better in first half, To be fair the goal that Hernandez scores is good on their behalf, but obviously we were disappointed to concede and go in level at half time".

"I've never, ever witnessed any prejudicial transfer policy at any club I've been at". I've spoken with one or two of the African players and they seem fine.

Moyes started with January signing Joao Mario against the Seagulls on the south coast, while another new signing, Jordan Hugill, was introduced with ten minutes left of the Premier League encounter. We want to get back on it because we've had a good run of games and moved ourselves away from the bottom.