Millwall FC players booed by fans for taking a knee

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Millwall FC players were booed by fans for taking a knee before Saturday’s match

Shame is being called on Millwall Football Club supporters for booing players taking a knee to oppose racism before a championship match on Saturday. 

Millwall has since said in a statement they were saddened and dismayed and promised to work on the matter with Kick it Out and others. 

Millwall’s second tier clash with Derby County at the stadium was among the first to see fans back at matches amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but the occasion was marred by loud booing from among the 2,000 spectators at the venue. 

England’s Football Association (FA) and anti-racism body Kick it Out both condemned the behavior of the London side’s supporters. 

Players in English Football have been taking a knee since July initially in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement before the Premier League and Football League said the gesture is now linked to their own anti-racism campaign.