Millwall supporters booed their own players while they took the knee in support of the fight against racism at The Den this afternoon.
The scenes have prompted reactions from pundits and former players including Trevor Sinclair, Gregg Halford and Gary Lineker, who told his Twitter followers the Millwall fans not booing were in the ‘minority’.
The day marked the first time that fans were able to attend a game in person since lockdown began in March.
As 2,000 supporters were permitted to attend the Millwall versus Derby County game, it also marked the first time fans have been present since footballers started to take the knee before games.
The gesture has been carried out by players and staff across the country originally in support of Black Lives Matter, before the Premier League distanced itself from the movement.
Not all teams continue to take the knee before games, with Queens Park Rangers’ director of football Les Ferdinand saying the impact of the stance had been ‘diluted’.
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This is the real ‘Mr Perfect’ Gary Lineker – taking the piss out of a young lad on television for his appearance
Luke Chadwick has accepted the apologies of Gary Lineker and Nick Hancock after he was regularly taunted by TV show They Think It’s All Over.
Chadwick this week revealed he used to dread the comedy panel show, on which barbs were regularly aimed at the young midfielder over his appearance at a time when he was trying to break into a dominant Manchester United team.
Lineker, who regularly appeared on the programme, and Hancock, who hosted the show, both publicly apologised this week to Chadwick.
Hancock also expressed his admiration for the 39-year-old for speaking out on his ordeal.
Chadwick, who played for United from 1999 to 2004, said he didn’t bear a grudge against anyone on the show – despite the fact the the jibes made him want to hide away at home.
“Of course I accept their apologies. I didn’t want to make a big deal out of anything — I just wanted to share my experiences,” Chadwick told the Daily Mail.
“With everything going on at the moment with coronavirus, I had a bit of a chance to reflect on that time of my life.
“I wouldn’t say I was extremely unhappy back then, when the abuse was coming in, or that it was a depression, because that wouldn’t be true.