Police are working to identify a number of Nottingham Forest fans alleged to have hurled homophobic abuse at Brighton players and fans last weekend.

The incidents are said to have occurred during Albion's 3-2 win over Forest at the City Ground on Saturday (November 25).

Forest said in a statement via X, formerly Twitter, that any found to have engaged in homophobic behaviour “will be dealt with appropriately”.

The full statement reads: “Following Saturday’s Premier League fixture against Brighton and Hove Albion, we have been made aware of some homophobic language aimed towards Brighton players and supporters from a minority of our fans.

“Homophobia, like all other forms of discrimination, has no place in football or society, and anyone engaging in discriminatory behaviour is committing a criminal offence.

“We are actively working with Nottinghamshire Police to identify the individuals involved, and they will be dealt with appropriately. We would like to thank all our supporters who reported incidents.

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“Nottingham Forest is committed to creating an inclusive environment which embraces and celebrates our differences. We want everyone who attends our stadium to have a positive experience.”

The Premier League has also condemned the incidents.

Nottinghamshire Police have been contacted for comment.