Firstly, I would like to start by congratulating Wigan Athletic on reaching their first ever FA Cup final, after beating Millwall 2-0 at Wembley yesterday.
It’s an awful shame that a first in the clubs history is marred by violence and abusive behaviour.
Today’s back pages should show jubilant Wigan Athletic players and supporters but instead we have a collection of thugs causing havoc.
Following the violence 10 people were arrested, many supporters were left bloodied and a number of youngsters were in tears.
Millwall FC said it could not “allow the actions of a mindless minority” to undermine efforts made to lose the club’s reputation for hooliganism.
I feel sorry for the real Millwall fans because these hooligans who probably sat in the pub all day getting tanked up before the game just wanted a fight.
How many youngsters went to Wembley to witness a semi-final game ended up in tears. Many of them are probably too scared to attend a football match again.
The FA have said what happened is unacceptable and will launch an inquiry. I just hope they do something about this as it seems to be a running trend with a number of Millwall supporters, who are continuously ruining it for the real fans and the club.
Why they felt the need to fight amongst themselves is beyond me.
England will face Ireland in a friendly at Wembley next month. The security at Wembley will be re-evaluated and it also seems that many fans could lose out, as this game may NOT go on general sale following yesterday’s incidents.
Football is supposed to be a sport the whole family can enjoy. This violence has to stop, not only are English football fans getting a bad reputation it also does nothing for the beautiful game.
I’d love to hear your thoughts?
Until next time 😃