HALESOWEN Town football club said it is "disgusted" at racist chants and anti-social behaviour on a supporters' coach at the weekend.

The club has identified some of the fans responsible and they have been banned from travelling on its official coaches.

The incident happened on an official supporters' coach on the way back from the game at Corby Town in Northamptonshire on Saturday (March 12).

The club said as well as being banned from travelling on the coaches, the fans involved would also be subjected to "strict conditions" on any home games they attend.

It is continuing to investigate the incident to identify any other fans involved.

Halesowen Town issued a statement saying the club was "extremely disappointed to receive reports of anti-social behaviour and racist chants on board one of our official supporters coaches."

It goes on: "Racism has no place in society let alone in football, and we are disgusted that a very small minority of people see it necessary to behave in this manner.

"Travel bans aboard our official coaches have been handed to those identified, and investigations continue to identify others involved, and the identity of those people have been sent to the remaining away clubs we have to visit this season, as well as strict conditions placed on any future visits to the Grove.

"Anyone found to act in an anti-social manner or that makes racist or homophobic gestures will be banned from the Grove – zero tolerance.

"In conjunction with Dudley Council and West Midlands Police we have a drop-in centre at the Grove where individuals can report any instances of hate crime.

"We are extremely grateful to our fans that stepped forward and reported this incident on Saturday and we apologise to our true supporters who had to witness and listen to this appalling behaviour.

"We have always promoted the Grove as a safe place for supporters of both teams to come without fear of bigotry and we pride ourselves as being a very family friendly club.

"No place for Racism – Kick it out.

"Up the Yeltz."

West Midlands Police have been contacted for comment.