Millwall ready to ban fans ‘for life’ if found guilty of making racist chants during FA Cup defeat of Everton

Millwall ready to ban fans 'for life' if found guilty of making racist chants during FA Cup defeat of Everton

Millwall face Football Association punishment for racist chanting during the FA Cup victory over Everton, and the club promise to ban for life anybody found guilty.

A video from the game showed Millwall supporters at The Den using racist language in a song discriminating against the Pakistani community.

Kick It Out described the chanting as “disgusting” and called on the FA to take swift action, while Millwall released a strong worded statement of their own.

The FA has confirmed they are investigating the matter and a Millwall statement read: “Millwall Football Club is aware of, and extremely disappointed by, a video circulating online displaying alleged racist chanting during Saturday’s victory over Everton.

“The club will, as is commonplace following such incidents, work with all relevant authorities during investigations into the matter and look to identify individuals involved. Anyone identified and guilty of such abuse will be banned from The Den for life.

“The club would like to place on record its gratitude to, and pride in, the vast majority of its supporters who gave their team outstanding backing throughout the match and who deserve to enjoy a memorable victory. They should be able to do so without being tarnished by behaviour they would find abhorrent.

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