Chris Hughton has reiterated his call for more black managers and executives at the highest levels of the game.

The Albion manager's plea comes as the Seagulls prepare to face Chelsea at the Amex on Sunday.

Chelsea suspended four fans this week after Manchester City's England winger Raheem Sterling was verbally abused in their 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

Police are also investigating allegations of racial abuse against Sterling and UEFA have been made aware of reports of anti-semitic chanting by Chelsea supporters at last night's Europa League game against MOL Vidi in Hungary.

Hughton, the only BAME manager (Black and Ethnic Minority) in the Premier League said: "Unfortunately there are always going to be racial incidents in our game, which we are trying as hard as we can to try and eradicate.

"You hope that it is something that does not escalate, but sometimes when times are harder they become more prevalent.

"Racism holds no place in our game, in our society. But unfortunately there are always going to be incidents."

FA chief executive Martin Glenn has announced that he is leaving his post at the end of the season.

Hughton said: "What I have always talked about is about inclusion in our game, and inclusion in our game means management at top level, at board level, and if I am looking at the FA's and Premier League it is that type of inclusion at the top level.

"I have spoken on many occasions of a lack of black managers at the highest level.

"What would be good for our game is total inclusion. That is what everybody wants to see.

"I think all that can be done by clubs is what they are doing. Credit to all clubs. If there are incidents anywhere, the clubs are very quickly on it, banning supporters that are deemed to have made racial comments.

"Clubs are very much on top of what they see. But it’s making sure that, if we are talking about eradicating something from our game or society, it’s about a culture, and making sure we are in a position where people are respectful of all colours and creeds."