Investigations are underway after allegations of a homophobic comment and a Sutton United kitman apparently being ‘knocked in the face’ during a football match.

Sutton United met Macclesfield Town met in a Vanarama National League clash at Moss Rose Stadium on December 30, where a Danny Whitaker penalty ten minutes condemned the Us to a 1-0 defeat.

It has been alleged kitman Clive Baxter was assaulted by a Macclesfield Town supporter either during or shortly before the end of the game.

A Sutton United supporter, who was at the game, did not see the incident but heard from a Macclesfield resident who was ‘disgusted’ by the incident.

Twitter user Gandermonium said: “All we saw were stewards around our [Sutton United] dugout at the end and then heard after from a disgusted local in that part of the ground that Clive had been punched.

“He didn’t seem too affected by it though, as he joined the rest of the team in coming over and greeting the away fans at the end of the game.”

A Sutton United spokesman said: “Clive [Baxter] got knocked in the face. We made Macclesfield Town aware, who are conducting their own investigation.

“Clive was spoken to by Met Police officers yesterday.”

The spokesman added that the matter is now with both the Met and Cheshire Police, who govern Macclesfield.

The Football Association is also currently investigating allegations that a Sutton United staff member made a homophobic comment during the game.

An FA spokesman said: “We are aware of an alleged incident of homophobia during the Macclesfield Town vs Sutton United match on Saturday, December 30, and are currently investigating the matter.”

Regarding the incident, which is believed to be separate to the physical assault, Sutton United said an internal investigation has been conducted.

A Sutton United spokesman said: “The club did receive an email containing this suggestion. The club has carried out an internal investigation and we have found no proof to substantiate the claim.”

A Cheshire Police spokesman said: "Cheshire Police are aware of both allegations and enquiries are ongoing."