Two men have been arrested over racist chanting directed at Middlesbrough’s Egyptian striker Mido during the 0-0 draw against Newcastle on 29 November.
A Football Association spokesman said: “The FA condemns any racist or Islamaphobic behaviour and is committed to working to stamp it out.
“We will fully support banning orders for anyone found guilty.”
Mido, 25, suffered similar abuse during the corresponding fixture at the Riverside last season but no action was taken because police were unable to identify the culprits.
“It happened again because after the first time the English FA did nothing,” Mido told Egyptian TV station Al Hayat.
A Middlesbrough spokesman said: “Middlesbrough FC has a very strong anti-racism stance.
“The club adopts a zero-tolerance attitude towards racism and, working with the police, we will not hesitate to ban supporters identified as directing racial abuse against players or other fans, as we have in the past.
“Middlesbrough Police have confirmed that two individuals were arrested at the game for racial chanting and have been given a court date.”
Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate does not believe that it would be right to punish Newcastle for the behaviour of their supporters.
“We have to rise above it. If people want to shout those things it’s a reflection on them,” said Southgate.
“There’s a danger that we go on a witch-hunt. What do you do? Punish the club?
“They can’t do anything about their travelling fans. It’s an individual decision to sing what they want.
“I don’t think that’s fair. How can a club the size of Newcastle control individuals?
“It’s a sensitive one and I understand the importance but I don’t want to put the pressure on an excellent club like Newcastle.”
A spokesman for Newcastle added: “The club does not condone any sort of offensive chanting.”