The Football Association has charged Millwall after a section of the clubs fans allegedly chanted racist language during last month’s FA Cup game with Everton.
The fourth round tie at Millwall’s stadium, the Den, on January 26, saw fans chanting racist terms towards the Pakistani community.
Video footage of the chanting was shared widely across social media.
A policeman and police dog are seen on the pitch after the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Millwall and Everton at The Den on January 26 (Picture: Getty Images)The chants followed crowd trouble near to the stadium before the game had even started.
In reaction to the clip, anti-discrimination group Kick it Out said: ‘The racist chanting heard from some Millwall supporters is disgusting and typical of mass discriminatory chants that continue to go unpunished.
‘We reiterate our message: racial hatred – and all forms of discrimination – have no place in society, especially not in 2019. There is no reason why a footballing environment should be the exception to this rule.
‘Kick It Out wants to see the relevant authorities take swift, firm and decisive action against the perpetrators.’
Millwall charged for alleged racist chanting (Picture: Action Plus)
Police officers on horses patrol outside The Den (Picture: Action Plus)An FA statement said: ‘Millwall have been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20.
‘It is alleged the club failed to ensure their spectators conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and refrained from using abusive and/or insulting words, which included a reference to race and/or ethnic origin, during the FA Cup tie against Everton on January 26 2019.’
When the FA opened its investigation, Millwall made it clear that anyone identified and found guilty of racist abuse would be ‘banned from The Den for life.’