Southend United midfielder Jermaine McGlashan was racially abused at the Sky Bet League One tie with Millwall at The Den this afternoon.

The 28-year-old winger signed for Phil Brown’s Essex side in June last year after being released from Gillingham, with the youngster scoring seven times in 67 appearances during his two-year spell as a Gill,

A tweet from Southend Echo journalist Chris Phillips stated:

One United supporter recalled the midfielder discussing something with a steward at the Den, but was unsure as to what had happened.

Whilst the midfielder tweeted later on:

https://twitter.com/MGlashan17/status/830476545219260417

The deadlock was eventually broken – just as the Millwall supporters began to grow in frustration – as a cross from the right picked out Fred Onyedinma, with the home striker directing a header across goal beyond Ted Smith.

This incident is not the first time that Millwall has been associated with racist behaviour. Back in November, a video arose of a young supporter who was being encouraged to sing racial chants.

The video shows a child – who appears to be around five years old – encouraged by an older woman to chant “f**k ‘em all, f**k ‘em all, Millwall, Millwall” repeatedly before saying ‘w*****s’.

The video continues to show the youngster shouting “You f*****g black ****.” at the camera.

Southend United slipped to eighth in the Sky Bet League One table following their defeat, with their South London counterparts rising to sixth and sneaking into the play-off places.

The Essex club are yet to make a statement, whilst it is understood that police are now investigating the afternoon’s events.


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