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Police appeal after FA Cup violence

Millwall suspects released by Met Police Credit: Met Police

Police have released pictures of ten people they'd like to speak to following fighting among Millwall supporters at last weekend's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Violence broke out during the game between Milwall and Wigan. 11 people were arrested at the time.

Millwall suspects released by Met Police Credit: Met Police
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Wigan FC chairman: 'I can't understand Millwall fans'

Dave Whelan, chairman of Wigan, who won the FA Cup semi-final against Millwall 2-0, said he could not understand Millwall fans fighting each other.

I can't understand why the Millwall fans would fight each other.

I understand if they want to fall out with the visiting team, but why would they fall out amongst themselves? It just gives football a very, very poor reputation.

We know Millwall are a tough club, their team's tough to play, the supporters are Millwall Millwall Millwall ... straight through. But don't fight each other. I couldn't understand that.

– Dave Whelan, chairman of Wigan

The Wigan chairman was speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live.

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FA will pursue 'criminal charges' against Millwall fans

The Football Association has said today's scenes of violence involving Millwall fans at the FA Cup semi-final are "unacceptable":

The Metropolitan Police and the FA are this evening investigating scenes of sporadic violence and disorder in the Millwall FC end at today's FA Cup semi-final.

The FA and Wembley Stadium will work with police and representatives of Millwall FC to review all events.

We will look to ensure those involved are identified and we would call for criminal charges and a football banning order to be brought against them.

The FA deplores the scenes which have taken place, which are unacceptable. Everything will be done to take action against those involved.

– Alex Horne, general secretary of the FA
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Police probe Wembley football violence

Police said they are investigating incidents involving Millwall supporters at today's FA Cup semi-final that left some fans bloodied and younger ones in tears.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said:

Ten people have been arrested following sporadic disorder among fans in the Millwall supporters' area at Wembley. Investigations into the circumstances of the incidents are continuing.

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Police: 10 fans arrested following Millwall violence

Millwall fans fought each other in the stands towards the end of the FA Cup match Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Ten football fans were arrested after fighting broke out in the Millwall supporters' area during the south London club's defeat to Wigan in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, the Metropolitan Police said tonight.

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In pictures: Wigan celebrate historic FA Cup triumph

Wigan Athletic are celebrating an historic victory after they beat Millwall 2-0 to reach the FA Cup final for the first time.

The Latics are also guaranteed a place in the Europa League next season, the first time the Lancashire side has qualified for European competition.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez masterminded his side's win over Millwall Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Wigan players Joel Robles and Callum McManaman celebrate the win Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Wigan fans failed to sell their full allocation of tickets, but none of them seemed to care at full-time Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Pictures show scuffles between Millwall fans

Millwall football fans fought each other at Wembley as their side lost 2-0 to Wigan in the FA Cup semi-final today.

Millwall fans squared up to each other in the stands Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport
The south London club has a reputation for football hooliganism Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport
All today's violence at Wembley involved supporters of the same club Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport