Premier League

Former West Ham official gets 1-year ban for misconduct

LONDON (AP) The English Football Association has given Tony Henry, former head of player recruitment at West Ham, a one-year ban from all football-related activity over comments he made about African players.

Henry was suspended by West Ham before being fired in February after he was accused of racism and discrimination for allegedly telling agents that the Premier League club did not want to sign any more African players.

"Mr. Henry admitted a misconduct charge in relation to comments he made that were improper and/or insulting and/or abusive and included reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race and/or nationality," the governing body tweeted on its official account.

Henry will also be required to attend "an FA education course."

Updated July 5, 2018