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West Ham sack recruitment chief Henry

West Ham have sacked head of recruitment Tony Henry over comments made about African players.

Henry reportedly sent out an email to an agent stating they were staying away from players from the continent, which was leaked to the Daily Mail.

Now West Ham have confirmed they've sacked Henry for 'unacceptable comments', after originally suspending the transfer chief.

A West Ham United spokesman said: “West Ham United have today terminated the contract of Director of Player Recruitment, Tony Henry, with immediate effect following his unacceptable comments that were widely reported in the press.

“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."

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