Millwall Supporters’ Club defends its ‘boo boys’

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Millwall Supporters’ Club defends its ‘boo boys’

The fan club denied the booing by supporters was racist, but rather in opposition to the BLM organisation

Rohith Nair

Millwall’s official fan club has defended supporters who booed players taking a knee before the home match against Derby County on Saturday, saying they were not motivated by racism.

Fans of the London club were condemned by the Football Association (FA), Kick it Out, a long-running campaign to rid the English game of racism, and many others after the incident at Saturday’s Championship match.

Millwall said they were “dismayed and saddened” by the booing and that the club’s players would continue to take a knee before matches “to support the drive for change, not just in football but in society generally”...

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