NOTTINGHAM Forest midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah has alleged he was racially abused by Millwall fans at The Den on Tuesday night.
The Lions have launched an investigation after Chalobah, on loan from Chelsea, reported that he had been targeted by "chanting" from sections of the home support.
Chalobah, whose 65th-minute header earned a point for the visitors in a 2-2 draw, claims the incident occurred whilst he was being treated for an injury in the first half.
The 18-year-old added in a statement released via Forest's official site that he was "upset by the alleged abuse and struggled to keep his concentration during the interval as a result."
However, Millwall have revealed that Chalobah initially decided not to make a complaint to officials – nor wished for the police to be called in.
A club statement read: "Millwall's stadium manager duly instructed the trackside stewards' supervisor to speak to all stewards in the area where the alleged abuse was heard.
"In addition, five additional trackside stewards generic lexapro bad were deployed for the second half.
"A Forest coach informed the tunnel steward that the player did not wish to make an official complaint, and in the absence of any corroborative evidence, police were not called and there was nothing reported post-match by the officials, police or Nottingham Forest staff.
"All details of the incident and initial investigation, including names of those involved, were logged in accordance with the protocol for such eventualities.
"In the light of the player's subsequent decision to raise the issue once more, Millwall Football Club will assist and support any police investigation that may ensue, and if evidence of racism comes to light, do everything possible to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice and receive due penalty.
"However, we are disappointed that the chances of substantiating the allegations have been significantly reduced due to the fact they were not deemed serious enough for an official complaint, which would have led to immediate police involvement, to be made at the time."