West Ham forward Victor Obinna has revealed that he was in 'total shock' at reports of racist abuse against his family, because he does not have any relatives in England.
The Hammers confirmed on Monday that they were investigating claims that the families of Obinna and club-mate Frederic Piquionne were racially abused by spectators during Saturday's defeat to Manchester United at Upton Park.
Reports emerged that guests of the two strikers were involved in a confrontation with a small group of fans, but Nigeria international Obinna has categorically denied those claims.
"Nothing happened - I do not have any of my family members in England," he said.
"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."