Lucy Gillett had a spell with Brighton Women before moving to Crystal Palace last summer

Crystal Palace Women goalkeeper Lucy Gillett says she was subjected to sexist abuse during Sunday’s Championship game at Coventry United.

The 25-year-old alleges men in the crowd called on the referee to “check the gender” of several Palace players.

“It is something I don’t think should be at a women’s game – or any game. It is not acceptable,” she told BBC Sport.

The Football Association has been made aware of the incident, and is looking into it.

A spokesperson said the organisation is “committed to tackling homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in football at every level of the game.”

Coventry United Ladies say the club is aware of the allegations and are “investigating the matter carefully, with the close support of the Football Association”.

“Until the investigations are complete, CUFC staff or players will be making no further comment,” a club statement added.