West Ham chief criticises Millwall over pitch invasion

Karren Brady has criticised Millwall and their fans following the violent scenes which marred the Lions’ recent FA Cup win against Leicester.

Millwall supporters invaded the pitch in celebration after their side’s victory against the Premier League champions.

Arrests were made after objects were then thrown towards the Leicester fans.

In her column for The Sun newspaper, West Ham vice-chairman Brady wrote: “Yes, I know a few Hammers fans like a ruckus but they aren’t in the same league as some of Millwall’s who even made a mess of their team’s FA Cup win.

“Leicester complain about those who celebrated by charging on to the field, confronting visiting fans, throwing coins and spitting at players.

“Millwall’s response is that Leicester said nothing on the day — as if that mattered — and to offer cut-price entrance to the next home match as a thank-you to fans.”

Millwall manager Neil Harris hailed the support given to his side during last weekend’s match at The Den.

Speaking at his post-match press conference, Harris said: “My fans were excellent today. The noise level was outrageous. It typified what the FA Cup was all about.

“We could have sold the sold the stadium out twice and the fans enjoyed the occasion. It’s a big moment for us to beat the Premier League champions so I would expect to see fans on the pitch.”

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