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Forest Green Rovers player suffers from suspected homophobic abuse |  Football News

Ligue 2 club Forest Green Rovers have said one of their players suffered alleged homophobic abuse in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Tranmere.

The Gloucestershire team said they would support an FA investigation into the incident.

A club statement read: “The Forest Green Rovers are disappointed to learn of allegations of homophobic abuse against one of our players during Saturday’s game with Tranmere Rovers.

As football clubs and organizations deactivated their social media accounts in a collective protest against online abuse by fans, it was particularly disappointing that this was happening on the pitch.

“We need better from the players if we are to expect better from the fans.

“Making sure that there is no room in football for abuse of any kind – it has to start on the pitch.

“The club will fully support the FA’s investigation into this matter.”

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