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Millwall v Everton: Most shocking football violence seen for some time, say police

The "abhorrent behaviour" of rival football fans at the Millwall versus Everton FA Cup match on Saturday was "some of the most shocking football violence seen for some time", Scotland Yard said.

Deputy assistant commissioner Matt Twist said officers were analysing video footage to identify dozens of people involved in the disorder and were also looking into allegations of racist chanting during the match.

One man was taken to hospital with a horrific life-changing injury to his face. One of our officers was also injured and has now been discharged from hospital.

– Deputy assistant commissioner Matt Twist, Met Police

Around 200 officers were on duty to deal with the match, but as the situation escalated more specially trained officers had to be sent to the game.

Their determination in restoring order was outstanding despite furniture, bottles and glass being thrown at them.

Dedicated evidence-gatherers put themselves in harms way in significant danger and obtained significant and substantial amounts of evidence and footage of the disorder.

I am confident we will soon know the identities of those involved.

We will use this evidence and all of the tools within our power to locate the individuals involved in this ridiculous behaviour whether they come from London, Liverpool or elsewhere. We will bring them to justice.

– Deputy assistant commissioner Matt Twist, Met Police

Millwall's dramatic 3-2 win was marred by the crowd trouble outside the ground with videos emerging appearing to show some home fans singing racist chants during the match.

A spokesman for the Football Association has said the governing body was aware of the incident and was investigating.