HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling says the club ‘will not tolerate’ racism after an alleged incident during the Alfreton Town match.

An incident was alleged to have happened during the Hereford game against Alfreton although it is unclear what was said or from which set of fans.

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A tannoy announcement at half-time during the match that ended 3-3 said: “A racist comment has been reported. If this continues the authorities will be involved."

When asked about the incident, Gowling said: “I spoke to a police officer because I wanted to know what had gone on.

“If it is our fans we have got black players on our team. We won’t stand for that. If that is what the case is then I want to know who it is and we will ban them for life because we will not tolerate that behaviour at this football club.”