Crowd violence mars FA Cup semi

By on April 13, 2013

Millwall fans

Unsightly scenes … Millwall fanatics clashed with police at Wembley. Provide: AAP

Ten people were arrested after combating broke out amongst Millwall fanatics in opposition to the top of their 2-Zero FA Cup semi-closing loss to Wigan Athletic at Wembley.

Police with batons moved in to quell the issue in an eerie reminder of the scourge of hooliganism that after plagued the English Recreation.

The preventing, which left many small children within the stands in tears, bought here on the weekend of the Twenty Fourth anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

One Millwall fan was once even highlighted on tv, snatching a police officer’s helmet and smilingly tucking it inside his jacket.

“I Did Not see or wasn’t aware of any fighting all through the game. I was concentrated on the sport and that i wasn’t aware of any concerns,” said Millwall supervisor Kenny Jackett.

Knowledgeable with the help of reporters that some youthful Millwall fans had been lowered to tears by way of the preventing, he stated: “i’m very, very sorry if that’s the case. However until I do see these images and get the time to sum that up for myself, it may be tough for me to commentary.”

A police spokesman later printed that 10 arrests had been made.

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan stated he had been shocked by the use of the violence which left some fanatics injured.

“i will’t have in mind why the Millwall enthusiasts would struggle every different,” Whelan Informed BBC Radio.

“I be mindful if they need to fall out with the travelling crew, However why would they fall out amongst themselves? It merely provides soccer an extraordinarily, very horrific recognition.”

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez described it as “disappointing”.

London membership Millwall had lengthy been related to violence and hooliganism within the Seventies and Eighties However have been making strides to combat the problem in latest years.

The incidents sparked a right away furore on social media.

“As for those morons we have now now merely viewed scrapping throughout the stands, no individual likes you, we don’t care,” tweeted former England striker Gary Lineker, in a reference to a Millwall terrace chant.

Former Wigan striker Jason Roberts additionally condemned the violence, blaming a small pocket of people.

“What makes me unhappy is that it drags the nice title of football down,” he Urged the BBC.


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