FOREST GREEN have issued a home ban on a fan who allegedly directed racist abuse at a Scunthorpe United player.

The match, which Scunthorpe went on to win 2-0, was temporarily stopped by referee John Busby, who spoke to managers Mark Cooper and Paul Hurst.

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

Writing in the matchday programme against Swindon Town on Saturday, Forest Green CEO Henry Staelens said: “The person in question has been banned from all home matches until the police investigation is complete. We will then make a longer-term, decision based on the outcome of this.

“Moving forward, I would ask that if any supporter hears anyone using racist, homophobic or other such inappropriate language that they make a steward aware. We are a club that is welcoming and friendly to all supporters and we’ll make sure this remains a priority.”