West Ham Director Of Player Recruitment Suspended For Some Racist Garbage

There should be no place for this in football.

West Ham have suspended director of player recruitment Tony Henry following allegations of racism.

Per the Daily Mail, Henry is reported to have told agents West Ham were not interested in signing any African players during the January transfer window. When pressed, Henry is alleged to have admitted wanting to limit the number of African players on the team because "they have a bad attitude" and "cause mayhem" when not in the side.

Obviously, those comments did not go over well with West Ham's players and personnel. 

African and proud#alhamdulillahforeverything 

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West Ham's official statement on the matter:

The Club can confirm that Director of Player Recruitment Tony Henry has been suspended pending a full and thorough investigation. 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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