Millwall condemn ‘deplorable’ supporters’ taunt

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MILLWALL have condemned the behaviour of a small minority of their fans during Saturday’s win over Leeds at the New Den.

Four Millwall fans were ejected from the ground for waving Turkish flags and shirts, while the London club confirmed six visiting supporters were also arrested.

Leeds fans Christopher Loftus and Kevin Speight were stabbed to death during street clashes the night before Leeds played Turkey’s Galatasaray in April 2000.

Millwall said in a club statement: “Millwall Football Club strongly condemns the inflammatory behaviour of certain individuals who waved Turkish fans and shirts during Saturday’s match with Leeds United.

“The club deplore these actions, which were were totally unacceptable and detracted from what should have been a memorable game for both Millwall and Leeds United supporters.

“Following incidents during the match, four people were ejected from the ground on Saturday for waving Turkish flags and have been banned indefinitely by Millwall FC. Six Leeds United supporters were also arrested.”

Millwall chief executive Andy Ambler added: “We have already identified a number of people and will continue to work tirelessly, using all possible evidence to identify and prosecute perpetrators.”

Barnet could take action against Notts County after manager Martin Allen quit to take over at Meadow Lane.

Allen has become the Magpies’ eighth manager in 18 months having left his role at Underhill after just 19 days in charge.

Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous refused to criticise the 45-year-old, who was only on a contract until the end of the season, but was unhappy with County’s actions.

“Martin felt he could keep Notts County in League One and that would offer him the opportunity to challenge for Championship football next season,” he said.

“This is something I obviously could not match but I am disappointed by Notts County’s behaviour in this regard,.

“It is in contravention of football regulations, and we will seek advice as how best to deal with that.”

Preston’s fight against relegation has been boosted after Everton goalkeeper Iain Turner extended his emergency loan until the end of the season.