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EFL Condemns Wembley Pitch Invasion by Millwall Supporters

May 22, 2017

The English Football League says the pitch invasion by Millwall fans at Wembley following their victory in the League One play-off final was “completely unacceptable”.

In a statement released on Monday, the EFL condemned the action of the fans who were celebrating the 1-0 win over Bradford City to secure Millwall’s return to The Championship.

The statement said: “It is a criminal offence to enter the playing area and whilst some of those who made the decision to break the law did so to celebrate their team’s success back to the Championship, a mindless few opted to goad the Bradford City players.

“Their actions were completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the EFL. The efforts of the Millwall manager and some of his players to remove the offenders from the pitch should be complimented as should Neil Harris’ appropriate and welcome apology on behalf of his Club.

“The EFL will be writing to Stuart McCall and his Bradford team to apologise for the situation they found themselves in.

“In addition, the EFL will be encouraging Wembley to work with both the Metropolitan Police and Millwall to identify those whose behaviour created the most concern on the day and to take the necessary and appropriate action.”

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