Millwall vs Everton: Alleged racist chanting at FA Cup tie being investigated by The FA

The Lions won a thrilling match 3-2 late on through Murray Wallace to advance to the fifth round of the competition

Ian Parker
Sunday 27 January 2019 12:58
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Millwall celebrate their winner vs Everton
Millwall celebrate their winner vs Everton

The FA has launched an investigation into alleged racist chanting during Millwall’s FA Cup victory over Everton.

Millwall’s dramatic 3-2 win was marred by crowd trouble outside the ground and videos have now emerged which appear to show some home fans singing racist chants during the match.

A spokesperson for the FA insists the governing body are aware of the incident and was investigating.

A statement read: “The FA can confirm that we are aware of video posted on social media after The Emirates FA Cup match between Millwall and Everton. Discriminatory behaviour and chanting has no place in football and we will be investigating the matter.”

Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out condemned the chants and called for action to be taken.

“The racist chanting heard from some Millwall supporters during yesterday’s match is disgusting and typical of mass discriminatory chants that continue to go unpunished,” a statement said.

The moment Murray Wallace put Millwall through to the fifth round

“We reiterate our message: racial hatred – and all forms of discrimination – have no place in society, especially not in 2019. There is no reason why a footballing environment should be the exception to this rule.

“Kick It Out wants to see the relevant authorities take swift, firm and decisive action against the perpetrators.”

Millwall and Everton fans fight before their teams play in the FA Cup (Screengrab)

Prior to the match at The Den, a man suffered a slash wound to the face during clashes in Southwark, with the Metropolitan Police saying they believed the fight was between Millwall and Everton fans.

Video posted on social media shows police attempting to separate two large groups as punches were thrown.

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