Former Socceroo Archie Thompson has called for a life ban for a spectator ejected from an A-League game in Mudgee for reportedly racially abusing Brisbane goalkeeper Jamie Young.
The alleged incident occurred at Glen Willow Sports Stadium in the NSW country town, where Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar drew 2-2 on Saturday.
Young, who is of Sri Lankan and Scottish descent, was believed to have verbally responded to the remark, which was reported to have been made by a Wanderers supporter.
Fairfax Media cited a Football Federation Australia spokesman who confirmed the incident would be investigated.
"There's no room for that in life full stop. He should be banned for 10 years,'" ex-Socceroo Mark Bosnich said on Fox Sports.
But Thompson even called for a tougher punishment.
"I think not 10 years, life (ban). We can't tolerate that sort of stuff," he said on the same program.