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Millwall and Queens Park Rangers plan ‘present of solidarity’ in first sport at The Den since followers booed gamers taking a knee


Millwall and QPR gamers will hyperlink arms in ‘a present of solidarity’ earlier than their Championship conflict at The Den on Tuesday.

A piece of Millwall followers booed each units of gamers on Saturday earlier than the match with Derby as they knelt earlier than kick-off in help of the Black Lives Matter motion.

Millwall released a statement saying they are dismayed and saddened by events

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Millwall launched a press release saying they’re dismayed and saddened by occasions

It sparked anger among the many soccer world, not least from Millwall right-back Mahlon Romeo, who admitted he felt disrespected and offended by the actions of his personal supporters.

The Millwall Supporters Membership claimed that the boos had been in response to the political opinions related to Black Lives Matter.

Derby coach Liam Rosenior hit again and stated that taking a knee has all the time been a peaceable gesture to name for equality and to finish racial discrimination – fairly than any participant selling a political viewpoint.

He advised talkSPORT: “I take a knee as a result of I wish to see each member of our society handled equally. That shouldn’t even be an argument.”

The boos sparked anger across the footballing world

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The boos sparked anger throughout the footballing world

Millwall’s subsequent residence sport comes simply days after the incident and the membership have confirmed that the 2 groups will make a present of solidarity.

In a press release on their official web site, Millwall stated: “The 2 groups will maintain aloft a banner to point out their collective dedication in direction of ongoing efforts to rid the sport of racism in a optimistic transfer which has been supported by Kick It Out, Present Racism The Purple Card, The PFA, The FA and The EFL following discussions with the membership in current days.

“Millwall imagine that this gesture, which the membership hopes to repeat with different visiting groups within the coming weeks and months, will assist to unify folks all through society within the battle to root out all types of discrimination.”

Millwall fans soured their return to The Den, TEN MONTHS after their last visit to the stadium


Millwall followers soured their return to The Den, TEN MONTHS after their final go to to the stadium

Millwall will even have the Kick It Out brand on their shirts for the match as an alternative of that of their principal companion Huski Chocolate.

The assertion continued: “QPR have knowledgeable Millwall {that a} number of their gamers want to take the knee as a method of exhibiting their help for anti-discrimination efforts – a gesture which the membership respects and it firmly asks all these in attendance to do likewise.

“Millwall have a zero-tolerance coverage in opposition to racial and all different types of discrimination and wish to once more clarify to anyone who holds such views that you’re not welcome at this soccer membership. Millwall’s stance, as all the time, is that anyone discovered responsible of racial abuse is banned for all times.”

Liam Rosenior says we should do extra as a society to sort out racism as Millwall followers boo gamers for taking the knee and insists it’s a peaceable name for equality not supremacy

Millwall additionally stated that they had began an “audit of board members, workers, volunteers and individuals as a part of an ongoing dedication in direction of equality, range and inclusion in all areas of operations.”

The membership added: “An inside survey has been despatched to all applicable stakeholders and its findings will permit the membership to set essential benchmarks as a part of a brand new widespread and multi-faceted anti-discrimination technique.

“Included inside that would be the formation of an Equality, Range and Inclusion Code of Apply to cowl departments all through the membership’s actions and recruitment processes.”


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