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FA want to see “racism” row e mails

The FA are insisting that they see e mails from West Ham transfer chief Tony Henry claimed he did not want the club to sign any more African players.

The alleged comments have led to Henry’s suspension and the club could  be charged with misconduct if they do not comply with the request to disclose the e-mails.

The e mails are claimed to show an exchange between him and third parties which were published in the Daily Mail

Henry allegedly told agent/s he didn’t want to sign African players because they had bad attitudes and could cause mayhem.

Senegalese midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate took to social media on Thursday morning to post: “African and proud” and other players are said to have sought answers from the club over the issue.

In a statement the club said: “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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9 comments on “FA want to see “racism” row e mails

  1. You have made a subtle but very critical change to the facts in your reporting of this.
    You earlier reported that Henry had written in his email that “we” don’t want to sign any more Africans. “We” being unclear whether he meant the club or certain people at the club who make these decisions with him. You are now reporting that Henry wrote that “he” didn’t want the club to sign African players. This is clearly incorrect based on the direct quotations you previously published. This may be a subtle difference but it goes to the heart of the issue so I think it is important that you report it accurately.

  2. There is a lot of mixed messages about this, I am sure the club want him to say it was his responsibility but he said the the clubs management supported him, supposedly someone that was also working at some point with the first team has also been suspended although not named, it is another obscurely described statement and that is said to be seperate from the Henry case at this stage.

  3. The email said management ? At first reported ? Hiding away isn’t going to stop speculation here ! And hiding away after the window fiasco isn’t going away either !! Sugo need to make a public statement to the fans and media they had nothing to do with it shouldn’t they ! Its the right and logical thing to do surely. The whole club is being dragged through the mud on this ! They should make a statement immediately , if not its going to make people think they are in the mix ? Why a barrister for a internal inquiry ! Are they going after henry ?😕 I think I heard the word barrister yesterday ?? Ish
    To let this drag on behind the s ends isn’t good ! Who’s doing it leverson ffs ! How long does it take to question one person and look at a email ! Needs clearing up asap !

    • +1 isn’t good & agree with above is mixed messages. But needs to be cleared up bc is not good for us clubs already don’t want to do business w us & players don’t want to come.
      We keep shooting ourselves in the foot.
      They should be trying to get in front of this

  4. What about a bus 😂

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