Two fans have been suspended following a reported racist incident in the match between Middlesbrough and Leicester last weekend.

The incident, which took place at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, has seen police launch a criminal investigation.

Middlesbrough FC have confirmed two supporters have been suspended by the club as a result of the incident.

They said they have a “zero-tolerance approach” to any form of racism and discriminatory behaviour.

“Two individuals have been suspended by the club following an incident which occurred at Leicester City at the weekend.

“Leicestershire Police has opened a criminal investigation as a consequence of the reports.

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“Our club will continue to work with colleagues at Leicester City, Leicestershire and Cleveland Police, football’s governing bodies, and Kick It Out.

“We have a zero-tolerance approach towards racism and all forms of discriminatory behaviour and will take the strongest action possible.

“Our club is an inclusive football club where everyone should feel safe and welcome.”