TWO away supporters were ejected from a game at Weymouth Football Club as police launched an investigation into reports of racist and homophobic abuse being shouted.

The alleged abuse came during Weymouth FC's game at the Bob Lucas Stadium in the Vanarama National League on Saturday against FC Halifax Town.

During the game two away fans were ejected from the Windowman Stand within the stadium by Dorset Police following reports of a racially aggravated comment and a homophobic comment, allegedly made by two FC Halifax Town fans.

Dorset Echo: Picture: Mark ProbinPicture: Mark Probin

Weymouth FC chairman, Ian White said: "I was immediately made aware of the incident during the game about the away fans being ejected.

"We do not tolerate that sort of behaviour. Everyone at the club is against racism and homophobic behaviour.

"We want to stamp out of forms of it in football and life in general.

"It has to be stopped."

The alleged abuse on Saturday follows the sentencing of Peter James Chubb, 74, from Bridport, who appeared at Weymouth Magistrates Court on January 21 after pleading guilty to a charge of racially or religiously aggravated harassment during a reserve match between Bridport and Gillingham at Bridport Football Club on October 9 last year.

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Dorset Echo: The Windowman Stand. Picture: Mark ProbinThe Windowman Stand. Picture: Mark Probin

Bridport supporter Chubb hurled racist abuse at Gillingham player Eboni McCann during the second half of extra time of the match – leading to the entire Gillingham team to walk off the pitch in solidarity.

Dorset Police have confirmed an investigation into the alleged abuse at Weymouth on Saturday has been launched.

A spokeswoman from Dorset Police said: "It's reported that two people were asked to leave the ground during a match between Weymouth FC and FC Halifax Town on the afternoon of Saturday, March 5 at the Bob Lucas Stadium in Weymouth.

"It's reported that one made a racially aggravated comment and the second person made a homophobic comment.

"Enquiries are underway into both reported incidents. Dorset Police condemns hate crime of all forms and we are committed to investigating offences of this nature."

FC Halifax Town were approached for comment by the Dorset Echo.