Everton have vowed to work with the authorities to investigate allegations of racism against the families of Brentford duo Ivan Toney and Rico Henry. The pair took to Twitter to show solidarity with their loves ones, who had travelled to Goodison Park to watch their relatives in action for Thomas Frank’s side.
Toney was a real outlet in attack for Brentford all afternoon, assisting their first-half equaliser while Henry netted the third with a fine header to seal all three points for the visitors.
However, the excellent, spirited team display was sadly marred by the events off the field.
The striker tweeted: “And for the man that racially abused my family Il do everything I can to get you the punishment you deserve!”
Everton’s official account responded to Toney’s tweet, writing: “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.”
Speaking on his own account, goalscorer Henry also posted: “Great result from the boys! Hostile atmosphere but nothing new, Proud of the boys & to score the winning goal right in front of our away fans feels extra special.
“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!
“I will do anything for them and whatever it takes to get the small minority punished! This is not acceptable and must be investigated immediately.”