RACIST fans could be banned after being thrown out of the Amex during an under 23s fixture.

Two supporters attended the Albion game against Tottenham on Friday at the American Express Community Stadium, Falmer.

Fellow supporters reported their behaviour to club staff, and they were ejected.

Meanwhile the Seagulls say there was a second incident of racism reported during the Premier League fixture against Spurs the next day.

A man was ejected by club stewards and was arrested by police upon his exit from the stadium.

Brighton and Hove Albion says its own supporters reported the incidents, which are now being investigated by police.

Chief executive and deputy chairman Paul Barber commented, “It’s very hard to comprehend why some individuals think it’s acceptable to behave in this way.

“But we are very clear that neither Brighton & Hove Albion, nor the wider football community, will tolerate racism or discrimination at any time, in any form.

“It is very encouraging that in both incidents our stewards were alerted to this totally unacceptable behaviour by other Albion fans.

“Working with Sussex Police, our staff were able to take swift action, which hopefully will increase the chances of a conviction.

“We do not want people exhibiting any kind of discriminatory or anti-social behaviour inside our stadium, and I would like to thank those Albion fans for reporting the incidents to us as soon as they heard it.

“We would urge any fans confronted with similar discriminatory behaviour to report it immediately, either directly to a steward or via our anonymous hotline, and we will take strong action.”

Incidents can be reported to stewards, or reported anonymously by text message to 07880 196 442.