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Millwall issue statement after supporter accused of discriminatory abuse towards a Derby County player

Millwall Football Club have issued a statement saying they are working with The Metropolitan Police to identify a supporter accused of discriminatory abuse towards a Derby County player during Saturday’s game at The Den.

The Lions played out a 1-1 draw against the Rams this afternoon.

“The matter is under immediate investigation and the club will co-operate fully in the matter,” said Millwall in a statement on their official website.“Any individual found guilty of discriminatory abuse at The Den is issued with an immediate lifetime ban and also offered an opportunity to complete Millwall’s ‘Fan Diversity Scheme’ course.“The club has a zero-tolerance policy against discriminatory abuse of any kind and is continuing its tireless efforts in this regard through the work of the Millwall Equality Steering Committee.”

Derby County also issued a statement. They said: “Derby County Football Club can confirm that a member of its first team playing squad was subject to alleged discriminatory abuse during this afternoon’s Championship fixture at Millwall.

“The player will receive the club’s full support following the incident at The Den.

“The incident was formally reported after the final whistle and Derby County will remain in dialogue with Millwall club officials as they continue to liaise with the Metropolitan Police, who will now investigate the incident.

“Millwall have confirmed in a club statement of their own that any individual found guilty of discriminatory abuse at The Den is issued with an immediate lifetime ban and also offered an opportunity to complete Millwall’s ‘Fan Diversity Scheme’ course.

“Millwall have also restated their zero-tolerance policy against discriminatory abuse of any kind and is continuing its tireless efforts in this regard through the work of the Millwall Equality Steering Committee.

“Derby County would like to place on record its thanks to Millwall Football Club for their assistance.”

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