Brentford's Ivan Toney and Rico Henry accuse Everton fans of racially abusing their families

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Ivan Toney - Brentford's Ivan Toney and Rico Henry accuse Everton fans of racially abusing their families - AP
Ivan Toney - Brentford's Ivan Toney and Rico Henry accuse Everton fans of racially abusing their families - AP

Brentford stars Ivan Toney and Rico Henry last night accused Everton fans of racially abusing members of their families following their win at Goodison Park.

Henry, who scored the winner in a dramatic 3-2 Premier League victory on Sunday, wrote on social media: “I never usually speak out on things that don’t physically harm me or my family, but to see my mum 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.”

Team-mate Toney had earlier posted: “For the man that racially abused my family I’ll do everything I can to get you the punishment you deserve!”

Everton responded to his message, 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.”

Toney highlighted the alleged abuse after making light of Brentford becoming the latest targets of an early-hours fireworks display from Everton fans at their Liverpool hotel before Sunday's match.

He wrote: “Lovely display from the boys but not as good as the fireworks late last night.

“Normally I’m being woke up by my son but fireworks was a new one.”

Bees captain Pontus Jansson also reposted a video of the fireworks and wrote: “You could at least do it [for] more than 10 seconds!”

And Brentford’s official Twitter account also got involved by posting: “Our fireworks were on the pitch.”

Everton fans had previously let off fireworks outside Chelsea’s hotel before their relegation-threatened sides’ victory over the European champions earlier this month.

But it failed to have the desired effect on Sunday as the home side twice blew a lead and saw two players sent off.

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