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Millwall vow to identify supporter after racial abuse allegations

The incident was said to have occurred during their home match against Barnsley.

Millwall have vowed to follow up allegations of racist abuse (Daniel Hambury/PA)
Millwall have vowed to follow up allegations of racist abuse (Daniel Hambury/PA)

By PA Sport Staff

Millwall have vowed to co-operate fully with an investigation into alleged racial abuse following their defeat to Barnsley at the New Den.

The Metropolitan Police are looking into claims of an incident in a section for home supporters in the immediate aftermath of Barnsley’s 2-1 win.

Millwall said in a statement: “Millwall Football Club and its security team are working with The Metropolitan Police and Barnsley Football Club to identify a supporter accused of racially abusing a visiting player in the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s game between the two sides at The Den.

“The matter will be fully investigated by the police and the club will co-operate fully.”

Barnsley have also indicated their awareness of the alleged incident and have said they will work together with Millwall to identify the culprit.

A Barnsley statement read: “Barnsley Football Club and Millwall Football Club are working together, along with The Metropolitan Police to identify a supporter who is accused of racial abuse.

“Millwall Football Club have fully cooperated with Barnsley Football Club on this matter and dealt with the allegation in a thorough manner.

“We have no doubt as a club, that the staff at The Den are treating this incident with the severity that is required.”



From Belfast Telegraph