Boris Johnson has called racist comments made at a football match over the weekend “disgusting”.

The Prime Minister was referring to the match between Haringey FC and Yeovil Town on Saturday, October 19, with the FA Cup qualifier abandoned following racist abuse.

It prompted players from both sides to walk off in the 64th minute.

During Prime Minister’s Questions earlier today, Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West raised the incident to Mr Johnson and asked him "why bigotry has currently been emboldoned under the current Government".

In response, Mr Johnson said: “Racism in football is disgusting and it must be stamped out.

“This Government will make sure we do what we can to stamp out racism in whatever form it takes.”

It is thought that Saturday's incident was the first time a match at such a senior level has been abandoned due to racism.

The incident occurred just five days after England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria was halted twice as fans were warned about racist behaviour.

Met Police said earlier today two men who were arrested in Chard and Yeovil on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault have been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in mid-November.

Anyone who was at the match who has any further information that can help assist officers with the investigation should contact police on 101 quoting CAD 5272/19 Oct.