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Millwall Hooligans Clash With Fans and Police at Wembley FA Cup Semi-Final [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

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Skirmishes between Millwall supporters erupted at Wembley today in the latter stages of the FA Cup semi-final between Wigan and Millwall.

TV footage and photographs showed small groups of Millwall supporters fighting between themselves near a corner of the ground. There were scenes of policemen trying to push fans back, while it appeared that some Millwall supporters jeered their own fans who were causing the hooliganism.

According to reports from the ground, there were 20 or more hooligans involved in the ruckus where punches were thrown. Millwall supporters reportedly also ripped up seats and threw them.

The Football Association will undoubtedly take action as a result of the violence today in the worst skirmishes seen at Wembley Stadium since the redeveloped ground opened.

In the match itself, Wigan Athletic comfortably defeated Millwall two-nil to reach the final of the FA Cup.

According to The Daily Mirror, ten supporters were arrested at the match. Meanwhile, the FA is categorizing the hooliganism as “sporadic violence and disorder.”

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37 Responses to Millwall Hooligans Clash With Fans and Police at Wembley FA Cup Semi-Final [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

  1. Todd says:

    Absolutely pathetic. The FA should come down hard on the club and the “supporters.”

    • North West says:

      We do not want this in football. Was at Accy Stanley v Morecambe last night and enjoyed/witnessed friendly conversaion in pub.

      FA act on this please.

    • Boi says:

      You do realise those seats were those for general sale available to anyone because the wigan fans were unable to fill there seats, unfortunately these fans were not necessarily millwall fans as stated on the news but westham and Chelsea fans looking for trouble then Millwall fans react to this insult and have shamed the whole of the true supporters because they couldn’t rise above the those idiots of rival firms there should have been no sales to general sale as this is what happen but only to season ticket holders and certain members, the fa are just greedy and want the money but they could have prevented this? Shame really. Having the police embarrass themselves attempting to stop it yet run away, quite pathetic and unless you were actually there you did not here the rest of the millwall fans booing those actions.

      • Boi says:

        You do realise those seats were those for general sale available to anyone because the wigan fans were unable to fill there seats, unfortunately these fans were not necessarily millwall fans as stated on the news but westham and Chelsea fans looking for trouble then Millwall fans react to this insult and have shamed the whole of the true supporters because they couldn’t rise above the those idiots of rival firms there should have been no sales to general sale as this is what happen but only to season ticket holders and certain members, the fa are just greedy and want the money but they could have prevented this? Shame really. Having the police embarrass themselves attempting to stop it yet run away, quite pathetic and unless you were actually there you did not here the rest of the millwall fans booing those actions.

  2. Cantona says:

    They are a fcking disgrace to football.. Ban them period.. Thugs the lot…

    Cantona—

  3. Chris p says:

    Nothing in it, just the boys blowing of some steam

    • Sam says:

      Blowing off some steam??? these idiots should be banned for life… They bring a mockery to football… They are there to watch a match, not to start a fight. Millwall and Luton fans are the scum of the earth

    • Fred says:

      Nothing in it? Not if you’re the one that gets caught in the crossfire.

      They should use video footage and ban those fans from any football stadium for life. The club should also pay a heavy fine for their supporters behavior.

      • Todd says:

        Don’t know how many listen to 606, but I believe the father of the girl in that picture above called in and spoke about the fear that his daughter felt. That she didn’t even want to leave the stadium out of fear. There is no place in football for this pathetic behavior. Blowing off some steam? Hardly.

    • Curtis says:

      What a knobhead u are. blowing off steam jog on back to the 80s better still come to south Yorkshire and c how the boys so to speak blow off steam you absolute tool

  4. Todd says:

    Perhaps the FA should send a message that this is unacceptable. 5 year ban from FA tournaments, close the Den to home “support” for a year, and relegate them 2 divisions.
    Yeah, harsh, but… they should send a message.

  5. Smokey Bacon says:

    This club will never be anything with idiots like these as supporters. Once again they embarrass themselves and the club ruining it for everyone. Hope the FA and the authorities really go to town this time. Close the club down for a year. This is 2013 not the 1970s.

  6. Dani says:

    The sad thing is its only a hand full of supporters that have to cause trouble and spoil it for all the dedicated supporters and children who just want to watch their team play football.

  7. rufusthewelshterrier says:

    the best thing that could happen to this lot is they get into europe one day and get really sorted out by the spanish or german police. the police forces of our european partners do not pussy foot around like ours.

  8. Keith Bolton says:

    Well done all you dickheads make the whole of football fans in the uk look bad again. Expat watching in Australia

  9. Dave says:

    Just fold millwall- simple
    Shut them down !
    Once scum bags always scum bags
    Do nothing for English football
    Millwall are the Chav benefit scrounges of English football

    • Dan says:

      Max 50 people involved out of 32000

      Every club have their dickheads

      Millwall just can’t shake bad name from years ago

      It’s all u lot that should let the past go.

      Just remember 32000 odd at millwall end and a handful of dickheads.

      • gary. pompey says:

        agree Dan…..Had a few scathes with Millwall in the past but on the whole top fans…cos its Millwall the press has a field day .

  10. Jeff says:

    Blowing off steam? You are a pathetic individual as is the idiot whole stole the officers hat – send him down for 5 yrs. Millwall have been selling tickets on general sale all week, sounds to me more like idiots from other clubs got tickets and deliberately started this. West Ham (away), Spurs (no game), Chelsea (no game. Usual louts. This is 2013, not the 80′s.

    • Dan says:

      Agreed entirely

      You here a lot through the grape vine and that is one that popped up regularly last night.

      It’s wembly millwall are there, I know loads of people who go and probably never stepped foot in the den, and don’t give a toss, if they are all hardened millwall fans y ain’t there 32000 at the den every week

      Agreed entirely they are prob other clubs with the same sort of knobs as the handful of millwall.

      I’d like to see how many who got nicked have got season tickets at the den

      Same as usual soon as something happens the papers etc over millwall like a rash when another team has exactly the same thing you don’t here of it

  11. Dust says:

    Shock ..horror…Millwall fans act like….Millwall fans…. So embarrassing the English game.

    The club has ALWAYS had fans like this… I hope the FA relegates them. And makes them Play all games behind closed doors for at least a year and are banned from cup competitions for 5 years.

    I don’t care how “harsh” it sounds the FA have to make a statement of zero tolerance.

    • trickybrkn says:

      Dust, thing is most i n the north would lump Tottenham as the same bunch as Millwall. And while if Tottenham had been in that game, a core of fans who attend games and truly love the club would have been first in line to get tickets. Millwall doesn’t have that level of support… So you get the pub fighters in the stadium. Same happened a few years back when West Ham played Millwall in a cup match. Idiots who would never get a season ticket are there for a tenner and think they own the place. I don’t want to ruin their club, I just want them to have actual ticket restrictions, but the FA is greedy, and just wants filled seats. Limit tickets to season ticket holders… and if they get caught on camera, you know just who they are and they get banned. No doubt the hat stealer will be laying low for as long as possible and will be arrested.

      • Dust says:

        What? The only teams that dine at the same Neanderthal table of fan base’s in the UK are West Ham, CFC, Leeds Utd and Cardiff.

        I have never heard anyone lump Spurs fans in with Millwall, ever, even at the height of violence in the 70′s and 80′s.

        Unfortunately for you the West Ham inccodent with Millwall a few years back was nig because they weren’t season ticket holders, its what those 2 do when they meet.

        An example would be the season ticket holders from West ham banned for anti Semitic chants this season, or the Millwall fan on sky sports, or the leeds fans in the FA cup monkey chanting spurs players.

        I attended games, traveled public transport, tubes, busses, trains and went in pubs during the dark years of rnglish football and I can say for sure, it is the culture (or lack there of) of those fanbases that will always mean those clubs will have those issues.

        You may not like that as an American fan of est ham but that is the reality.

        I remember the first spurs v west ham game I took my younger brother (who was 14). There were about 300 non gang/firm fans were rushed at from the top of the escalators as Victoria, kicking, throwing bottles, glasses.

        It’s incidents like this that I experienced with my terrified brother on too many occasions during that time that mean I know only too well the realities of football knob ends.

        Spurs were not innocent during that time, ghandi keadership was missing but that does not mean that they should be mentioned in the same breath.

        If they ever figured out time travel, I’d recommend you go back, live there 0 thru 27 and then come back and tell me different.

        There is no excuse fit what happened today, the FA, Millwall and police all own this mess. Millwall Football Club are the ones that need to own it and who should feel the full brunt of any punishment.

        Knucklehead idiocy is not going to evaporate any time soon unfortunately, just ask the Farsenal fans that witness the fighting between themselves in the pubs around the scumirates and in the stands when they argue about Wenger staying or going….

        Stupid is as stupid does.

        • trickybrkn says:

          You totally missed my point and got all Spurs defensive. I wasn’t saying that your team was trouble, I was saying that especially in the north, anyone from London is a cockney. Even those from North London. That to many all of London is lobbed into the mix. I was using Tottenham not only because I know you support them, but because they are not part of the traditional fray.
          But, if you want to share personal experience, the only time I have ever had an issue with anyone football related was a Spurs fan. He walked past me and my girlfriend in a central London pub, then said fuck West Ham in the saddest of drunken slurs… I just ignored him. He was sitting with his friends, my back to him… My girl friend kept letting me know that he was having a hard time remaining standing up. So he walks up to the bar, and starts some banter about us losing to Bolton, and being sent down… ( this was 2003), and like most drunks you just humor them and remind them that they are invading your personal space… well he threw the remaining bit of his pint on me… and yelled “wet spam” and clearly very drunk ran away falling through the door drawing laughter from most… I was more concerned about my girlfriend who was not really effected, yet…. While I may have been wet, a very mixed supported bar said typical Spurs fan. Funny thing his mates just sat there and apologized. The guy showed up like 15 minutes latter to retrieve his jacket. We made eye contact, and as he then ran out the door he yelled wet spam… As for football fights.. The worse I ever saw was in a toilet at the Meadowlands during the England V Columbia friendly. Two English going it at it. Lots of blood, and absolutely no security, which latter got bad as fans from either supporting side started throwing things at each side, and there was NO ONE doing anything. Kids getting full water bottles and whatnot… Anyway. I have tons of stories like these. as I’m sure you do. But Millwall is a different breed. stuck in the past. And sure there are WHU supporters that I will never like, never be like, and will ruin my experience to a certain extent… But don’t think this doesn’t effect ALL of London football. anyway. How about that Arsenal finish.

  12. Evertonian says:

    Look at the Bizzies in the last picture. Cant wait to crack skulls!

  13. trickybrkn says:

    Pikes… the lot of ummm. About now the caravans are crossing the Thames.

  14. jtm371 says:

    millwall=ASSHATS!

  15. Smokey Bacon says:

    You will never punish these idiots enough to stop the mindless behavior. They clearly don’t fear the old Bill or mind being stars on CCTV. The club has tried for years to get rid of this element but the reputation is too strong. The only thing that will stop it is success. These idiots love the image of Millwall as the scrappy underdog. They hate the idea of a club going places, winning things and being known for football rather than fighting. If the club was successful, these idiots would fade into the background and be outnumbered by the true fans. Until their reputation changes there will always be an element that tries to live up to it.

  16. Justin Mortlake says:

    What a bunch of cocks. Who fights their own supporters? Village idiots who will all be banged up by the end of the week.

  17. Paul says:

    I was sitting 10 seats from it. I am a neutral supporter that went to the semi final and it os very clear that millwalll are simply an organisation of thugs and hooligans low lifes lowest of the low who went to look for a fight. One father told.his.son mext to me that if someone says something you dont like millwall way is to beat them. Even when threats made stewards did nothing and took police half hour to even be there.This was very predictable and avoidable
    Milwall should be ashamed of.their followers and wembley.ashamed for.not keeping people safe and.acting quickly. Paul

  18. ken C. says:

    I live in the U.S. and watch soccer from Europe every week. i always try to tell people how great soccer is and the fantastic experience of going to a premier league game. For the last two days since the Millwall fiasco at Wembley, all I hear about is the violence that has been shown around the world on tv and news. At Wembley, come on man thats holy ground for any football fan. A day out to Wembley, win or lose, should be a great day for all to remember.
    a privelige to have your team play there. I hope they got good pictures not just for media ,but for the authorities to use and prosecute all those stupid, moronic idiots that dare to call themselves football fans. It was an absolute disgrace and I feel ashamed, that good ,law abiding, football loving people have to have their great love of the game spoiled by these thugs.

  19. lieutenant says:

    lol Iam Tottenham Hotspur loyal all of us the media selective thinking tribal animals perspective? ‘youtube syria massacre’ british government troops regiments women children men killed collateral never seen or heard of again our media bury’s bad news lol yid army! north london la.la.la casuals 1882 dudes posse outlaws beware the spooks…

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