West Ham Sack Head Of Recruitment Over Discriminatory Comments On African Players

Feb 03, 2018, 07:51
West Ham Sack Head Of Recruitment Over Discriminatory Comments On African Players

Speaking before Henry's dismissal, West Ham manager David Moyes sought to distance himself from Henry's alleged remarks.

"Well, the comments are wrong". "We were signing two players from Africa on deadline day".

Meanwhile, Sakho has accused West Ham of selling its black players "one by one", suggesting that is the reason he wanted to leave. We have a multicultural squad and we always try to sign the best players available.

Asked whether he had ever experienced prejudice in regards to the transfer policy at the club, he said: "Never ever at any club in football, I've never had that".

The club said its director of player recruitment had been dismissed with immediate effect over the "unacceptable comments" which were reported by the Daily Mail on Wednesday evening. I find it hard to believe anyone could say we are not a multi-national team who sign good players, the best available.

"In all my time in football I've seen very little racism, and I don't see it at any club".

The former Everton and Sunderland boss recalled his relationship with African stars in his former clubs and even his visit to Nigeria for Joseph Yobo testimonial game in 2016.

"I am happy to be here and I must enjoy this opportunity and I want to play well and go to the World Cup. He won't let us down in terms of his effort and commitment I think it'll take a bit of time to get used to his new surroundings but hopefully he can help us in a period where we are a wee bit short of strikers".

Sakho's suspicions continued to rise as the Scot fielded a side against Arsenal in December of a year ago without a recognised striker on the pitch, despite him watching on from the bench.

As reported by The Mail, Henry sent an email to at least two agents asking them not to recommend African players.

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