ROTHERHAM UNITED: Ex-Millers star stripped of captaincy

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FORMER Rotherham United star Pablo Mills has had the captaincy taken from him by his club Crawley Town over his role in last week’s brawl at Bradford City.

The 27-year-old defender and teammates Claude Davis and Kyle McFadzean have also been fined two weeks’ wages as a result of the ugly scenes at the end of the League Two match at Valley Parade.

A statement on Crawley’s website said: “Pablo Mills has been stripped of the captaincy; Crawley Town did not consider his actions befitting that of a club captain.

“The reputation of Crawley Town as a welcoming, family club is paramount to our ongoing strategy of development and we will not tolerate incidents such as that at Bradford.”

Mills and Davis together with Bradford’s Jon McLaughlin, Andrew Davies and Luke Oliver were all sent off after a mass punch-up at the final whistle. They are all currently suspended.

Mills is also facing an additional violent conduct charge brought by the FA.

Both clubs were charged with failing to ensure their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

Meanwhile, Rotherham’s on-loan left back Scott Griffiths is back in training after injury and could come into contention for the Good Friday trip to AFC Wimbledon.