Millwall manager Neil Harris has labelled Rochdale supporters that invaded in pitch in their FA Cup replay at Spotland last night as ‘a disgrace’, when speaking to News At Den. Dale defeated their higher-placed opponents 1-0, to set up a next round clash with Tottenham Hotspur or Newport County.
Whilst Keith Hill awaits the outcome of tonight’s replay at Wembley Stadium to determine their opponents, Harris has been left angry at the reaction of the Rochdale supporters that charged onto the pitch at full time. The Millwall boss says the treatment of his players, staff and supporters was unacceptable.
Whilst the Millwall legend was quick to point out that it was a fair result and wanted to take nothing away from Rochdale, the scenes at the end left a sour taste,
“I thought Rochdale fans were a disgrace at the end, I’ve got to be honest. I’m not going to stand here as a Millwall manager and complain about a fanbase, but the way it was managed at the end – our fans were goaded, my players were treated very badly and then me and my staff were abused face-to-face, isn’t quite right.
“But that’s life, no complaints from us, we just crack on.”
Harris fielded a strong team in the hope of securing a potential next round tie with Spurs. The likes of Lee Gregory and Steve Morison began on the bench, but played the final thirty minutes hoping to force extra time at the very least. Millwall are next back in action on Friday, with a quick turnaround, when they welcome Cardiff City to The Den.