Forest Green are expected to launch an investigation into alleged racist abuse directed towards Scunthorpe players during their 2-0 home defeat.
Referee John Busby halted the game midway through the second half and spoke to managers Mark Cooper and Paul Hurst before a stadium announcement was relayed to the crowd in the wake of the incident.
Earlier, Scunthorpe stretched their winning streak to five games with sumptuous second-half strikes from Harrison McGahey and Abo Eisa after Forest Green striker Matty Stevens had missed the chance to put his side ahead from the penalty spot.
Rovers dominated a dour first half punctuated by a moment of succinct fluidity – Liam Shephard and Jack Aitchison traded passes for Farrend Rawson to arrow in a strike which Rory McArdle cleared off the line in the 19th minute.
Rovers looked odds-on to break the deadlock but Stevens contrived to lift the ball over Jake Eastwood and onto the top of the crossbar with 29 minutes on the clock.
Scunthorpe broke the stalemate in the 57th minute. Alex Gilliead was afforded time and space to run unopposed and slam the ball beyond Lewis Thomas from the edge of the box.
Eisa made it 2-0 after 71 minutes as his fierce 25-yard drive flew into the top corner.
Scunthorpe’s Levi Sutton was sent off in stoppage time.