Championship - Millwall skipper Shittu slams fighting fans

Millwall captain Danny Shittu has criticised fans involved in crowd trouble which marred their FA Cup semi-final with Wigan.

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(L-R) Millwall's Mark Beevers and Danny Shittu (PA Photos)

During the second half of Millwall's 2-0 defeat, a group of around 20 Lions supporters began fighting among themselves, and then with police as they tried to intervene, in scenes which shocked the football world.

Images of bloodied men and crying children were broadcast to a TV audience of millions as Millwall's name was dragged through the mud again.

It was a throwback to the 1980s, when Millwall were synonymous with hooliganism, and could undo decades of hard work behind the scenes to try to rid the South London club of its tarnished image.

The Football Association launched an immediate inquiry into the "deplorable" scenes while Millwall have vowed to ban the yobs.

Skipper Shittu said: "No players want that to happen. It was supposed to be a happy day, regardless of the result it was meant to be good day out at Wembley. I'm disappointed by it but as players we just have to keep doing what we do.

"At the end so many supporters showed they were there just to spur us on but it's disappointing to hear about such things happening on a day like that.

"It's a small minority but things like that should not be happening. It should have been a great day for both sides."

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