League of Ireland director Fran Gavin has warned that the Bohemians player or players facing allegations of racism arising from a match last weekend face a maximum five-match ban if found guilty.
Referee Derek Tomney included in his report of Saturday night’s draw between Sligo Rovers and Bohemians at the Showgrounds claims of on-field racist behaviour towards Romauld Boco, a Benin international for Paul Cook’s side.
In the same week that Gavin launched a poster campaign for the Show Racism the Red Card initiative, he vowed the allegations will be taken very seriously.
"The ref’s report goes into discipline. The clubs are asked to comment on it and that’s happened.
“We’re waiting for the clubs to come back to us; there will be a hearing and it will take its course from there,” he said.