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Millwall promise to find and punish fan after discriminatory abuse allegations

An unnamed Derby player has said he received discriminatory abuse from a supporter with Millwall vowing to come down hard on anyone found guilty

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Derby County have said that they will fully support one of their players after they were subjected to alleged discriminatory abuse during today’s game at Millwall.

The incident occurred during the 1-1 draw between the two Championship sides at the Den. It was formally reported at the end of the match.

A statement posted on Derby’s website said: ” Derby County Football Club can confirm that a member of its first team playing squad was subject to alleged discriminatory abuse during this afternoon’s Championship fixture at Millwall.

“The player will receive the club’s full support following the incident at The Den.

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Millwall and Derby played out a 1-1 draw but the game was marred by the incident that was reported after the full-time whistle




“The incident was formally reported after the final whistle and Derby County will remain in dialogue with Millwall club officials as they continue to liaise with the Metropolitan Police, who will now investigate the incident.

“Millwall have confirmed in a club statement of their own that any individual found guilty of discriminatory abuse at The Den is issued with an immediate lifetime ban and also offered an opportunity to complete Millwall’s ‘Fan Diversity Scheme’ course.

“Millwall have also restated their zero-tolerance policy against discriminatory abuse of any kind and is continuing its tireless efforts in this regard through the work of the Millwall Equality Steering Committee.

“Derby County would like to place on record its thanks to Millwall Football Club for their assistance.”

As for the Lions, they also released a statement.







It said: “Millwall Football Club and The Metropolitan Police are working together to identify a supporter accused of discriminatory abuse towards a Derby County player during Saturday’s game at The Den.

“The matter is under immediate investigation and the club will co-operate fully in the matter.

“Any individual found guilty of discriminatory abuse at The Den is issued with an immediate lifetime ban and also offered an opportunity to complete Millwall’s ‘Fan Diversity Scheme’ course.



Millwall have vowed to hand a lifetime ban to anyone found guilty of discriminatory abuse




“The club has a zero-tolerance policy against discriminatory abuse of any kind and is continuing its tireless efforts in this regard through the work of the Millwall Equality Steering Committee.”

The game finished all-square as Festy Ebosele’s opener for the visitors was cancelled out by ex-Derby player Scott Malone.

Nathan Byrne was shown red for Derby, who remain bottom of the table on six points following their 12-point handicap handed down for entering administration.

They are now nine points from safety, whilst Millwall stay ninth.


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