West Ham recruitment head fired for block on African players

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at London Stadium

West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell has admitted that his side did not look like scoring in the second half of their 3-1 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

Premier League club West Ham United fired director of player recruitment Tony Henry following unacceptable comments he made regarding African players.

Sportsmail's exclusive story spread to the West Ham squad over the course of Thursday.

Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate also took to social media in response to the controversy.

Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini, Pedro Obiang and Marko Arnautovic were all sidelined making the signing of an attacker imperative.

Barely 24 hours after being suspended over allegations he said the club would not be signing any more Africans because they "can have a bad attitude" and "cause mayhem", Henry's contract was terminated with immediate effect.

Henry insisted the policy had "nothing against the African race at all".

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"We just want to get as many points on the board as possible - even more so at home and against the teams around us", goalkeeper Mathew Ryan told the club website.

Albion's 3-1 victory sealed their first Premier League win of 2018 yesterday afternoon. coming off the back of a frustrating first month of the New Year for Chris Hughton's side in the top flight. There's not a problem with them.

Senegal striker Diafra Sakho left the club in the January transfer window to join Rennes, with Ghana global Andre Ayew heading to Swansea. He's left, so great.

"It's like Italians. How many Italians come and settle in England?"

"We all have to be completely against any form of prejudice, racism and discrimination, football must be about inclusion and equality".

West Ham's lack of recruitment and ambition has angered fans who are revolting against co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold over what they feel are broken promises ever since their move to the former Olympic Stadium.

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