FA takes no action over Millwall 'idiot'

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Millwall have escaped Football Association punishment over the incident involving two fans at the Coca-Cola Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday.

One spectator was stopped short of the pitch, but the other confronted the Wednesday goalkeeper Kevin Pressman. Both fans have been banned for life and will also be appearing in court.

"We are satisfied that the club responded positively to the incident and acted swiftly," Steve Double, of the FA, said. "We accept that you can't legislate against the odd idiot."

Matt Le Tissier, of Southampton, has signed a one-year extension to his contract which takes the 27-year-old midfielder up to May 1998. Aston Villa have offered a similar deal to Andy Townsend. Everton have pulled out of a pounds 2.2m deal to sign the Sheffield Wednesday striker David Hirst.