Millwall fan shamed by actions

A Millwall fan who was caught on TV hiding a police helmet under his jacket during clashes between supporters and the police at the FA Cup semi final on Saturday has told ITV News he is "disgusted" by his behaviour.

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Millwall manager: 'Hooliganism will hold club back'

Millwall's manager Kenny Jackett. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Millwall manager Kenny Jackett was not aware of the scuffles when quizzed soon after the full-time whistle.

"I've just heard about that," he said. "I wasn't aware of any fighting during the game, not aware of any problems. I'll need to examine the facts before I can give an opinion.

"I promise you, I wasn't aware of it during the game. I am not saying it didn't happen. Until I see it, it is difficult to form an opinion."We want to be talking about football. I need to be able to form my own opinion. I am sure the evidence is there. I am not denying that."

Jackett vowed the club were doing all they could to rid themselves of their reputation for hooliganism.

"That has been our greatest challenge," he said. "We want to try and work hard to keep momentum going forward. I understand what you are saying. If there was crowd trouble ... It will hold us back if that happens repeatedly.

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.

Millwall FC bosses in vow to ban violent yobs

Millwall fans were condemned tonight after crowd violence marred the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

During the second half of their 2-0 defeat by Wigan, around 20 Millwall fans began fighting with each other behind the goal in disturbing scenes which left youngsters in tears and were witnessed by millions on television.

The club has vowed to find the yobs.

Our position is clear. Anyone associated with our club found guilty of violent behaviour will be banned indefinitely from Millwall matches in addition to any punishment they receive from the authorities.

– Millwall chief executive Andy Ambler

Chairman John Berylson, who flew in from the United States for the game, said: "There are always a few idiots. That's not our fan-base and we don't even know who those people are. We will be investigating."

Lions manager Kenny Jackett said: "I haven't seen it on TV yet but it doesn't sound good"

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


Millwall manager: Crowd trouble 'will hold us back'

Millwall football manager Kenny Jackett said he had not seen incidents of crowd trouble at today's FA Cup semi-final, but added:

If there was crowd trouble ... It will hold us back if that happens repeatedly.

We have worked very hard, the chief executive and chairman, to do everything we possibly can to be trouble-free. We have had high-profile games that have gone very well. We have done everything we possibly can.

– Kenny Jackett

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.

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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