After hearing that his family reportedly made claims of racist abuse during Saturday’s 4-2 defeat to Manchester United, West Ham forward Victor Obinna has claimed he was in "total shock" as he doesn’t have any family living in England.
The club stated on Monday that they were to investigate the claims of racist abuse reported by the families of Obinna and Piquionne during the match at Upton Park on Saturday.
Reportedly, guests of the two forwards were confronted by a group of fans, however Obinna has stated that it is impossible for there to be any truth in the reports.
Speaking to reporters, the Nigerian international said: “Nothing happened - I do not have any of my family members in England.
"There is no point asking me to confirm or verify an incident that never happened - I was in total shock when I heard and read about it in the papers.
"I didn't have any of my relatives at the game and I do not know anyone who complained of any racial incident at the game."
Obinna is currently on-loan at Upton Park from European and World champions Inter and has excited fans this season with his attacking play, but has suffered from a fair amount of inconsistency, something that has seen his playing time decrease of late.