Forest Green CEO Henry Staelens labelled Bradford City's boardroom dress code protocol as something from the 1960s after he was refused entry for not wearing a tie.

The former Premier League outfit offered to provide Staelens a tie to wear in the boardroom, but he decided to join Forest Green fans on the terraces instead, watching Mark Cooper's side pinch a dramatic 1-0 away win thanks to a last-gasp Joseph Mills winner, which ended Bradford's unbeaten start to the season and pushed Forest Green up to third in the League Two table.

Staelens took to twitter after his boardroom snub and said: Refused entry to the @officialbantams Boardroom cause I wouldn’t put on a tie. Like it was the 1960s or something. Enjoyed watching from the away end and taking three points home. #WeAreFGR.

Forest Green chairman Dale Vince is an advocate of casual attire in the boardroom and has previously termed a 'shadow policy' doing the opposite for visiting clubs in the past.

This is not the first time Vince and Forest Green have had a brush with convention. He was awarded ‘special dispensation’ to avoid wearing a tie and jacket in Wembley’s royal box, watching his side beat Tranmere Rovers and gain promotion to the Football League for the first time in their history two years ago. 

The SNJ understand the EFL do not have a specific policy when it comes to boardroom attire.