Sun 06 December 2020 | 14:12

Millwall issue statement after fans booed players for taking the knee

Millwall was under a lot of accusations since their fans who were just allowed to enter the stadium booed their own players for supporting the BLM movement.

Premier League players started to take a knee before the start of the match and it became a trend for other weeks as well. Just a few days back. However, we have witnessed a shocking action by the Millwall fans. They booed their own players after they took the knee and they have been criticized a lot. The club has issued a statement about this incident.


Millwall Football Club

was dismayed and saddened by events which marred Saturday’s game against

Derby County

at The Den," an official statement on the club's website read.

"The club has worked tirelessly in recent months to prepare for the return of supporters and what should have been a positive and exciting occasion was completely overshadowed, much to the immense disappointment and upset of those who have contributed to those efforts.

"The impact of such incidents is felt not just by the players and management, but by those who work throughout the club and in its academy and community trust, where so many staff and volunteers continue passionate endeavours to enhance Millwall’s reputation day after day, year after year. The club will not allow their fine work to be in vain.

"The players are continuing to use the biggest platform they have to support the drive for change, not just in football but in society generally.

"There is much work to be done and at Millwall everyone is committed to doing all that is possible, both individually and collectively, to be a force for good and to ensure that the club remains at the forefront of football’s anti-discrimination efforts.

"Over the coming days, club, academy and community trust staff will meet with Kick It Out and representatives from other appropriate bodies in an attempt to use Saturday’s events as a catalyst for more rapid solutions which have an impact both in the short and long-term. Further comment will be made once those meetings and discussions are concluded."


source: SportMob

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