Documentary shows racism still rife in British football.
British football has once again been caught up in a racism storm after a recent Sky Sports documentary on the issue.
Millwall are the club at the centre of the storm after Sky’s undercover cameras caught Leeds striker El-Hadji Diouf being abused by fans of the South London club.
The broadcaster noted 56 counts of racism in the fixture between the sides in November.
At the time, the London club denied Diouf had been abused but having seen the recent footage Millwall have vowed to take action.
The Lions released this statement via their official site: “We operate a zero tolerance policy.
Now that this new evidence has come to light, Millwall FC has requested that Sky make all footage available to the Police, which they have agreed to do. We will assist in identifying the individuals concerned with a view to the strongest possible action.”
Captain of the New Den outfit Danny Shittu also denounced the abuse. In a statement on Millwall’s website the defender said: “I am deeply saddened by the documentary on Sky Sports showing racism by the minority at matches including at Millwall FC,
“as the current Millwall captain, racism is something I do not stand for or condone. I am currently in talks with the club about any further measures we can take in dealing with and eradicating racism at matches.