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Sports lawWednesday 25 July 2018

Tony Henry – sanctions for improper comments constituting an aggravated breach by reason of references to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or nationality

On 3 July 2018 David Phillips QC chaired a FA Regulatory Commission in the case of Tony Henry.  Mr Henry, the then Director of Player Recruitment at West Ham, admitted making improper comments about recruitment of African players, and that those comments constituted an aggravated breach.  After an oral hearing at Wembley Stadium on 3 July 2018 the Commission (amongst other things) suspended Mr Henry from all football related activities for a period of 12 months, and directed that he should attend a FA face to face education course.  The Written Reasons can be seen here.

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