FORMER Worcester City forward Jordan Harrison has accused current player Aaron Roberts of making a 'racial slur' during Monday's league game between City and Lye Town.

The alleged incident occurred during Lye's 3-0 Midland Football League Premier Division victory at Claines Lane.

Roberts has since posted on social media to deny the allegation calling the incident 'completely fictional'.

Both clubs have released statments suggesting that they are taking the allegations very seriously.

Harrison, who left City to join Lye last summer, was sent off late in the match after a melee in the City box and took to Twitter afterwards.

The City centre-half has since said this to the Worcester News; "I am from a proud family of mixed white and black ethnicity and the serious allegations made are very far away from the values on which we pride ourselves."

On Twitter, Roberts responded to the allegations made by Harrison.

The Worcester News has since spoken to Lye Town manager Joshua Grant, who said: "As everyone can appreciate, it is a sensitive subject at the moment. All I can say is we will be going about the process in the correct manner and await the referee's report.

"We, as a club, will protect our player and be there for whatever he needs."

Worcester City released the following statement this afternoon: "Worcester City FC is aware of an exchange of accusations between a current player and a former player following Monday’s home match against Lye Town.

"First and foremost, Worcester City FC finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour totally unacceptable and takes any accusations of such nature seriously.

"Worcester City FC will follow its internal processes to review this matter and will not be making any further comment at this time."

The Worcester News approached Jordan Harrison for a comment but has not yet received a response.