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Racist football manager sacked after rant about Priti Patel

Jen Mills

Jake Henderson posted racist remarks online
Jake Henderson posted racist remarks online (Picture: Getty)

An amateur football team have sacked their manager after he filmed himself making racist remarks about Priti Patel. 

Jake Henderson made the remarks while watching a televised press conference hosted by the Home Secretary. 

He said: ‘As a white man I won’t be listening to people of colour because they’re no good in positions of power.’

In the 45 second video, he denigrates black and Asian people.

Worksop Sunday League club Polo Pukz FC, issued a statement via Twitter on last, saying Henderson would no longer be managing the side.

The tweet said: ‘Polo Pukz FC can announce Jake Henderson has been
relieved of his managerial duties.

Sunday league football manager sacked for racist comments

‘We would like to assure everyone that his views in NO way represent our club and would like to thank everyone who brought this to our attention.’

The video, which was shared online thousands of times, has received widespread condemnation.

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MP for Bassetlaw, Brendan Clarke-Smith, has condemned Henderson’s video on his own social media channels.

He said: ‘I am appalled and absolutely disgusted at this vile racist video which has been posted online.

‘This is in no way representative of the town or the people of Retford and we condemn this behaviour in the strongest possible terms.’

Chief Superintendent Rob Griffin of Nottinghamshire Police said: ‘We have investigated a report of a video containing racist comments which were made towards Home Secretary Priti Patel and which was circulated online.

‘We have ensured the post has been taken down and interviewed a man on Saturday (23 January). He has been reported for summons in relation to a hate crime offence.

‘Content of this nature is abhorrent and there is no place for it in society. We don’t tolerate anyone making threats or abusing others in this way.

‘We will always take quick and robust action, as was the case with this report, which was immediately investigated and we now await the court process.’

Jake Henderson’s Twitter account appeared to have been suspended this evening.

Meanwhile, an Instagram account claiming to be his reads: ‘Please stop. In sorry. Leave me alone. I stand by what I said but I’m sorry.’

Source: Metro

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