Leyton Orient chairman Nigel Travis has told supporters they will be banned for life for any discriminatory behaviour when they return to the Breyer Group Stadium this evening.

Supporters will be present to watch Orient tonight for the first time since football was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the actions of other fans has caused concern for the Os.

Earlier this week, Millwall were forced to release a statement saying they were “dismayed and saddened by events” after fans booed at the Den while players knelt to show their solidarity against discrimination of all forms.

However, Orient have taken pre-emptive precautions to avoid a similar incident playing out when they host Bristol Rovers.

In a statement posted to the club's website titled "why we kneel" Travis said: “anyone making discriminatory noises or other discriminatory actions will be removed from the ground and banned for life.

Questions have been directed to the club, including whether taking the knee is supporting the political organisation Black Live Matters, and their ideologies.

The club would like to make it clear that this is not an endorsement of any political party or views, and is instead intended as a show of unity against racial discrimination of all kinds.

Leyton Orient is proud of our diverse history, and indeed our diverse present, and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated – and that is why we kneel.

When our players and staff kneel tomorrow night, we hope that our supporters recognise this, and continue to play their part at the centre of our community club."