BRAINTREE Town Football Club have said they will co-operate fully with any investigation by the Football Association after an allegation was made of "anti-Semitic comments" during Saturday's game against Hemel Hempstead Town.

The Vanarama National League South encounter ended in a 2-1 win for the Tudors and in the aftermath of the game former Braintree midfielder Scott Shulton, who left the Iron to join Hemel Hempstead earlier this season, made an allegation to match referee Wayne Cartmel.

On his Twitter account, Shulton said after the game that he was "subjected to anti-Semitic comments" during the game and Cartmel's report has now been forwarded to the Football Association.

Club secretary Tom Woodley spoke with the official after the game when he was advised of the player's allegation and was told by the referee that neither he nor his assistants had heard the alleged remark.

In a statement Braintree Town chairman Lee Harding said: "I was disappointed to hear about the allegation made by Scott.

"He is well thought of at our club, having been one of our championship-winning players from the 2010/11 season and he also made 13 appearances for us this season before signing for Hemel Hempstead Town in the autumn.

"I am proud that we at Braintree Town have a multi cultural squad with a diverse cross-section of society representing our club.

"In my 16 years at the club, I have only ever seen or heard of one similar situation and that was when one of our players was subjected to racist comments and the matter was reported to, and promptly dealt with by, the Football Association.

"I fully support the decision of the match referee to report the matter to the game's governing body and we will co-operate fully with any enquiries from the Football Association.

"Braintree Town Football Club has never, does not, nor will it ever condone or accept any form of personal abuse or hate crime motivated by hostility or a demonstration of hostility towards any individual's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity."