West Ham striker Ba denies he did not sign the autograph

Ba says he signed autograph

West Ham striker Demba Ba has denied reports he did not sign autographs for fans at the West Ham Gala Dinner last night.

There were claims a brawl erupted at the Grosvenor Hotel in London after Ba said he too tired to sign the autograph.

Ba has denied the claims on his twitter site and said:“I did sign the autograph. I never refuse to sign autograph to the fans.

“He came to me saying he is tired to watch us play and was looking for confrontation.”

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “We were called at 9.15pm to reports of a disturbance at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane. Officers attended. There were no offences alleged and no arrests.”

Hammers co-owner David Sullivan claims that the Senegalese striker was racially abused at the event.

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“The whole incident has been blown out of all proportion. It was one individual that had too much to drink, sadly a problem in British society,” he said.

“A player was racially abused by the same drunken supporter which is totally unacceptable. Sadly one drunken supporter has let the club down.”