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:
Brown: "Jermaine McGlashan has been racially abused and it’s being dealt with by the police."
— Chris Phillips (@CJPhillips1982) February 11, 2017
One United supporter recalled the midfielder discussing something with a steward at the Den, but was unsure as to what had happened.
@CJPhillips1982 Was that when he first warmed up? Saw him turn quickly and then go to a steward after a fan said something
— Mark Wellington (@MWelly7) February 11, 2017
Whilst the midfielder tweeted later on:
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.