West Ham have sacked their director of player recruitment Tony Henry after he made controversial comments regarding African players over the January transfer window. We're a multinational club and we always want to sign good-quality players. They pretend I am bad because I have [character].
West Ham said in a statement that he was dismissed "following his unacceptable comments that were widely reported" and also added: "We will not tolerate any type of discrimination". However, a series of poor results forced the Hammers to part ways with him and David Moyes took charge at the club.
"I am a lion, they were afraid and now everyone will see why I wanted to leave this club".
"Show all fans what is true".
"I am happy to be here and I must enjoy this opportunity and I want to play well and go to the World Cup".
"There was no way we were going to go through without losing games but we've got to make sure we don't lose too many".
However, Hernández has said that the part-time role he now has with West Ham isn't giving him enough minutes on the pitch - something the 29-year-old is desperately seeking ahead of the World Cup. Soon we see [truth]. "African and proud", he said on Instagram.
Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini, Pedro Obiang and Marko Arnautovic were all sidelined making the signing of an attacker imperative.
"Both players that scored them [Jose Izquierdo and Pascal Gross] are capable of that, and we need more of that from them".
Henry insisted the policy had "nothing against the African race at all". Considering many African players play in Europe's top leagues, the figure will be higher, but even taking that as a rough measure means there are around 45m African players. There's not a problem with them.
"Over my time, we've had good African players and bad African players just like we've had good Scottish players and bad Scottish players as well, no difference". He's left, so great. "I think prior to that we hadn't done enough anyway".