West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has claimed striker Demba Ba was racially abused by a drunken fan during the club's end-of-season dinner.
Police were called to the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane on Monday night following disturbances at the £275-a-head event, which was attended by players and executives from the club who on Sunday were relegated from the Barclays Premier League after defeat at Wigan and sacked manager Avram Grant.
Sullivan said on Sky Sports News: "The whole incident has been blown out of all proportion. It was one individual who had too much to drink, sadly a problem in British society. A player was racially abused by the same drunken supporter, which is not acceptable. Sadly one drunken supporter let the club down."
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