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Lions meet FA Chiefs

15 April 2013

Millwall and fans react to Wembley disturbances

Millwall CEO Andy Ambler met with FA Chairman David Bernstein and General Secretary Alex Horne on Monday morning to discuss the incidents that marred Saturday’s FA Cup Semi-Final with Wigan Athletic.
He said: "The FA, the police and ourselves, in addition to everyone else connected with football, are determined that the perpetrators of the mindless violence we saw at Wembley on Saturday afternoon are brought to justice.
We, as a club, have pledged to offer all the help and assistance we can during the course of the investigations. At this stage we are still awaiting details of the arrests that have already been made and understand that the police will want to identify others. Similarly, they will seek to discover what caused the disorder to occur and we are grateful for all the correspondence we have received from Lions fans who were as appalled as we were by what went on.
The actions of a minority on Saturday spoiled what should have been an exciting day for 32,000 of our supporters who came out to cheer their team at Wembley. Furthermore, the reputation of our club, which over the last few years has been steadily and painstakingly rebuilt, has been severely damaged once again.
We understand that there are now bridges to be rebuilt, and if there are lessons to be learned from the weekend I'm sure all parties will be keen to take them on board and ensure that those unsavoury scenes are not repeated." 

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