Millwall fans invaded the pitch after winning against Leicester City last month, leading to violence between both set of fans, with seats and bottles being thrown. Scotland Yard released images of suspects this morning.
On the day of the violence, football reporter James Sharpe tweeted: “Fans climbing on goals, taunting the LCFC fans, lobbing stuff into the crowd. PA urging the supporters to leave the field.”
A few days later an incredulous Millwall fan tweeted a photo of the ‘damaged’ seats, supposedly caused by the Leicester fans.
So how many seats did the Leicester fans smash up pic.twitter.com/9M0oMpZIIB
— Millwall for ever (@Mitchellelliot7) February 25, 2017
In a statement, police said: “Supporters should be in no doubt that anyone involved in or responsible for the disorder will be dealt with robustly and, once identified, we will seek to arrest them and put them before courts. There is no place for this kind of behaviour and I would urge anyone who recognises who any of these people are to get in touch with us.”
Last night two men were arrested and are in custody, while police are waiting to find the others.
Ten of the images released are believed to be of Millwall fans, while the other eight are believed to be supporters of Leicester City.
This however isn’t the first violent encounter by Millwall fans, last year they stormed security barriers and started fighting with Barnsley supporters after losing 3-1 in the League One play-off final at Wembley.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact the investigation team on 020 8246 9386 or to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where calls will be treated anonymously.