FOREST GREEN has launched an investigation into alleged racist abuse directed toward a Scunthorpe player during their 2-0 home defeat.

Referee John Busby halted the game midway through the second-half and spoke to managers Mark Cooper and Paul Hurst before a stadium announcement was relayed to the crowd following an alleged incident in the East Stand.

Rovers said a "single fan" was being investigated for comments directed at Scunthorpe player Jordan Clarke.

In a statement on twitter, the high-flying League Two club said: "We do not tolerate racism, and the ongoing investigation will end with a lifetime ban if found guilty."