West Ham fires Henry for anti-African comments

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Tony Henry’s likely done working in football.

West Ham United announced the firing of its director of recruitment after an investigation confirmed his anti-African (and anti-Russian, and anti-Italian) sentiments were uncovered by The Daily Mail earlier this week.

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Henry started an email rejecting a player by saying, “We don’t want any more Africans and he’s not good enough” before detailing his feelings by ripping want-away Diafra Sakho while saying unsettled African players “cause mayhem.”

The club statement laid out its reasoning for firing Henry, from WHUFC.com:

Our action follows a full and thorough investigation.
West Ham United will not tolerate any type of discrimination.
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.