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

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 win on Sunday, wrote on social media: “I usually never talk about things that don’t physically harm me or my family, but seeing my mother upset after being racially abused by some Everton fans filled my stomach with fire!

“I will do anything for them and whatever it takes to punish the small minority!

“This is not acceptable and should be investigated immediately.”

His teammate Toney had previously posted: “For the man who racially abused my family, I will do everything I can to see that you get the punishment you deserve!”

Everton responded to his message, writing: “There is no place in football, or in society, for racism.

“We are assisting Merseyside Police to ensure the individual is properly identified and treated.”

Toney highlighted the alleged abuse after downplaying Brentford becoming the latest target of an early-morning fireworks display by Everton fans at their Liverpool hotel before Sunday’s game.

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

“Normally my son wakes me up, but the fireworks were new.”

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

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

Everton fans had set off fireworks outside the Chelsea hotel ahead of the relegation-threatened sides’ victory over the European champions earlier this month.

But it didn’t have the desired effect on Sunday when the home team twice squandered a lead and saw two players sent off.

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