May 16, 2022

Brentford Duo Blast Racist Everton Fans

Brentford’s 3-2 victory over Everton on Sunday, 15 May was soured by a couple of Toffees fans who allegedly directed racial abuse towards the family members of Ivan Toney and Rico Henry.

After the game, Toney took to Twitter to air his grievances with an Everton fan.

“For the man that racially abused my family Il [sic] do everything I can to get you the punishment you deserve!” he wrote.

Bees team-mate Henry – who scored the winning goal at the 64th minute – replied to Toney with a tweet about his mother, who was also on the receiving end of racial abuse.

“I never usually speak out on things that don’t physically harm me or my family, but to see my mom upset after being racially abused by a few Everton fans brought fire to my stomach!” he wrote.

“I will do anything for them & [sic] whatever it takes to get the small minority punished! This is not acceptable & [sic] must be investigated immediately.”

Shortly afterwards, Everton confirmed on Twitter that it was taking action: “There is no place in football – or society – for racism. We are assisting Merseyside Police to ensure the individual is identified and dealt with appropriately.”

Brentford confirmed that they will also “fully co-operate with the investigation and any subsequent legal proceedings.”

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