The Football Association has asked both Hartlepool and Dover for their observations after allegations of racial abuse were made during Saturday’s National League clash between the two clubs.
Cleveland Police are investigating an incident at Hartlepool during which players were allegedly racially abused.
Hartlepool chief executive Mark Maguire has condemned alleged racist behaviour witnessed at Victoria Park on Saturday and insists the individuals involved “will be dealt with in the strongest possible manner”.
Hartlepool could find themselves in hot water after two players and boss Craig Hignett were sent off on a crazy afternoon at Victoria Park which ended in a 2-0 defeat to Dover.
Former Aberdeen midfielder Craig Hignett has returned to the dugout at Hartlepool United.