West Ham looking into accusation of discrimination in club's transfer policy
Last Updated: 01/02/18 12:31am
West Ham are looking into a report alleging the use of discriminatory language by the club's director of player recruitment.
The club issued a statement on Wednesday night after a report in the Daily Mail about comments allegedly made to other West Ham officials and agents in emails.
A West Ham United spokesman said: "West Ham United is an inclusive, respectful and diverse football club. Equality is at the heart of our ethos and values.
"We were recently given the opportunity to demonstrate the extent of our firm commitment to these values, which are embedded throughout the Club, with a view to achieving the intermediate level of the Premier League's equality mark, recognised and supported by Kick it Out.
"We have worked extremely hard over the last 18 months across all areas of the Club and we are confident in our achievements. All West Ham United employees are required to go on equality, diversity and unconscious-bias training as part of our new mandatory training and workforce plan.
"We take any allegations of discrimination extremely seriously and are now in the process of ascertaining the full facts behind this accusation."