Everton has confirmed they are assisting police after two Brentford players striker Ivan Toney and full-back Rico Henry alongside their families were racially abused at Goodison Park. Ivan Toney and Rico Henry made the allegations after the Bees’ 3-2 win against Everton in the Premier League on Sunday. Everton said: “There is no place in football – or society – for racism.”
Police Investigates Everton after Fans Racial Abused Ivan Toney and Rico Henry
The Merseyside club also said: “We are assisting Merseyside Police to ensure the individual is identified and dealt with appropriately.” 24-year-old Henry who scored Brentford’s winning goal tweeted: “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!”
On the other hand, Toney said: “And for the man that racially abused my family I’ll do everything I can to get you the punishment you deserve!” Their club Brentford also tweeted: “Brentford condemns all forms of discrimination and racist abuse in the strongest possible terms.” “We will offer our support to Rico’s and Ivan’s families and will fully co-operate with the investigation and any subsequent legal proceedings.”
Merseyside police confirmed they are investigating the incidents. Detective Inspector Catherine Cox has come out to condemn the act saying no matter the football team you support, there is no place for hate anywhere in Merseyside under any circumstances.