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Kouyate responds to West Ham racism row

West Ham player Cheik Kouyate has responded the racism row which has engulfed the Hammers in the last 24 hours.

Kouyate posted a picture on social media this morning saying African and proud on his personal Instagram account.

He has already received support from Arthur Masuaku and Pedro Obiang who left comments.

West Ham released a statement this morning saying they have suspended Tony Henry pending an investigation which they hope to conclude quickly.  Last night the Daily Mail printed extracts of an email sent by Henry and exchanges with a journalist who questioned the Head of recruitment on the contents of that email.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “Kouyate responds to West Ham racism row

  1. Let’s hope more swift action is taken when all the facts are known. At the moment all the evidence looks damning, this is a time for complete transparency, everyone involved should be accountable and if true as reported face appropriate consequences.

  2. Well done Cheikou for this post. While it is good taht teh club have taken action against Henry, I feel that there should be a statement of support for African players from the club. It is good that in addition to Pedro Obiang and Arthur, Adian and Manu have also liked the post

    I think that Mark Noble as club captain should give a statement of support to the African players as well as Moyes and his coaching team.
    I wonder what Moyes stance is on this – Everton used to have a number of African players – Yakubu, Yobo, Anichebe and Steven Pienaar. It would be good if he could come out with a message in support of African players

  3. The reason no comment or rebuttal is probably something they can’t say ? Henry has said it was a board decision ? So how can they ? One thing is for certain it was discussed at board level as Henry cannot make those decisions on his own ! His job is to look at players and recommend ! Unless its fake news ? This was discussed at high level .

  4. One silly man has made one big mistake. But the fact that players of African origin are at the club, getting picked for the first team and getting well paid to do so,as well as being highly appreciated by the fans is enough of a statement of support, don’t you think? Let the powers that be deal with the inquiry then act accordingly. There has been enough over reaction already.

    • I’m not sure if you can be that sensible on here. You should be like others thumping on their keyboards and talking like you know the full facts. Tell everyone that you know who is to blame, tell us that you know it was discussed at board level. Stop being so sensible!

  5. Your right E20. Think I should have a lie down.

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