West Ham fires director of recruitment for 'unacceptable comments' about African players

David Moyes Manager of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at London Stadium

West Ham fires director of recruitment for 'unacceptable comments' about African players

According to the Daily Mail newspaper, Henry said the Hammers wanted to limit the number of African players because "they have a bad attitude" and "cause mayhem" when they are not in the team.

West Ham's week of turmoil ended with a 3-1 loss at Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday. I think we should have dealt with the ball up better, I don't know if the goalkeeper could have got it before the corner.

"When I first came in, I thought we gave away too many individual error goals".

However a world-class goal from winger Jose Izquierdo saw Albion restore their lead on 59 minutes, with Gross adding their third with 15 minutes remaining. An unchanged lineup from the 1-1 quality draw against Crystal Palace is named by Moyes, with Joao Mario hoping to build off a promising debut.

"They lie to people, they pretend I am bad because I have character", he said on his Snapchat account, published by Sportsmail. I didn't think we started the game very well, I thought we grew into it.

"We are still in a battle to stay up but it's the same for the other teams".

Though the result wouldn't have been what West Ham fans would have wanted to see, they'll take some comfort from the performance of their new signing, who slotted in well in the Hammers' midfield. We have got to keep looking forward to the next game, though, and try to get the points in that.

Moyes accepts that there will be times when his side lose, but has challenged them to bounce back at home to Watford next time out.

It was then put to Mr Henry that his remarks could be seen as discriminatory, to which he replied: "In what way?"

"We've got to move on and be ready for the next one and hopefully pick up three points. They've trained well over the last couple of days and morale in the camp is good because we're on the back of a pretty good run where the players are doing really well, so we want to keep it going".

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