West Ham United director Karren Brady has slammed Millwall fans by saying in her column in The Sun that they can’t stay well-behaved even when they win.
The Lions claimed a historic upset when they piled more misery onto Premier League champions Leicester City, who would eventually go on to sack head coach Claudio Ranieri later that week, but the scenes of celebration were ruined by a minority of the fanbase. Leicester put in a complaint as after the win, Millwall fans would allegedly invade the pitch, confront opposition fans, throw coins and spit at players.
And now in her weekly column, Brady has decided to criticise Millwall fans for not being able to control themselves even in the high of a cup upset. Brady and the rest of West Ham have been subject of a lot of criticism this season due to the amount of trouble there has been at their games since they moved from Upton Park to London Stadium, but the Apprentice star is looking to deflect from that by showing that their fierce rivals get into trouble as well.
She said: “YES, I know a few Hammers fans like a ruckus but they aren’t in the same league as some of Millwall’s who even made a mess of their team’s FA Cup win.”
“Today, Leicester complain about those who celebrated by charging on to the field, confronting visiting fans, throwing coins and spitting at players.”
“Millwall’s response is that Leicester said nothing on the day — as if that mattered — and to offer cut-price entrance to the next home match as a thank-you to fans.”
“I wonder if they will give back the coins too.”