LONDON (AP) — An English fourth-tier soccer game was temporarily stopped by the referee on Saturday after an incident of racist abuse.
Forest Green Rovers pledged to take stringent action against a supporter for racially abusing a Scunthorpe player during the League Two game.
Referee John Busby spoke to both managers before a stadium announcement was relayed to the crowd, with the game paused.
The fan involved was quickly identified and an investigation immediately launched, with the perpetrator set to be handed a lifetime ban by the club.
“We can confirm we are currently investigating a report of racist abuse from a single fan towards an opposition player,” Forest Green Rovers spokesman Will Guyatt said. “We will be talking to