The Football Association is investigating an allegation of homophobic abuse directed towards a Forest Green player during their League Two match against Tranmere.
Rovers said they were disappointed to learn of the accusation, which Tranmere said is â€śstrongly deniedâ€ť by the player in question.
The FA is aware of the incident, which is said to have taken place during Forest Greenâ€™s 2-1 win on Saturday, and is looking into it.
â€śForest Green Rovers are disappointed to hear of alleged homophobic abuse aimed at one of our players during Saturdayâ€™s game with Tranmere Rovers,â€ť said a club statement.
â€śWith football clubs and organisations switching off social media accounts in a collective protest against online abuse by fans, it was especially disappointing to have this occur on the pitch.
â€śWe need better from players if we are to expect better from fans. To ensure there is no place in football for abuse of any kind â€“ that has to start on the pitch.
â€śThe club will fully support the FA investigation into this matter.â€ť
Tranmere, who said the accused player rejected the allegations, are awaiting the outcome of the FA probe.
A club statement read: â€śTranmere Rovers Football Club are aware of the allegation made against one of our players by an opposition player during last weekendâ€™s match at Forest Green Rovers. The allegation is strongly denied by the player in question.
â€śWhilst the club has a zero-tolerance policy to any form of homophobic abuse, given the strong denial of the incident we will await the outcome of any FA investigation before commenting further.â€ť