Police investigate racist abuse of families of Brentford players at Everton

Everton are helping police after Brentford’s Rico Henry and Ivan Toney claimed members of their family were racially abused in the Premier League match at Goodison Park.

Henry, who scored the winning goal in Sunday’s thrilling 3-2 victory, took to social media after the game to call for the incident to be investigated. He wrote on Twitter: “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!

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

After tweeting about the fireworks reportedly let off outside the Brentford team hotel, Toney added: “And for the man that racially abused my family Il do everything I can to get you the punishment you deserve!”

Everton responded to Toney’s post, tweeting: “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.” PA Media