Millwall fans applaud as players unite behind anti-racism banner before QPR match

Millwall and QPR players held an anti-racism banner before the game

Millwall fans applauded as their team and QPR players came together to hold an anti-racism banner before Tuesday’s Championship match at The Den, days after booing them for taking a knee.

Players were booed as they took a knee before Saturday’s defeat by Derby.

Millwall players did not take a knee before kick-off on Tuesday but QPR players did, despite stopping the gesture earlier this season.

Millwall said it was “one of the most important days in the club’s history”.

In a letter handed to fans in attendance, they added: “The eyes of the world are on this football club tonight – your club – and they want us to fail.

“Together as one, we will not let that happen.”

Millwall defender Mahlon Romeo, who said Saturday’s booing had “personally disrespected” and “offended” him, led the team out in front of captain Alex Pearce.

Players from both clubs stood arm-in-arm behind a banner with the same ‘Inequality. United for change’ message displayed on the big screen at The Den.

Millwall’s regular shirt sponsor has been replaced with the logo of anti-discrimination body Kick It Out.

More to follow.

QPR players taking a knee before their game with Millwall on 8 December 2020, while Millwall players remained stood

Millwall defender Mahlon Romeo with a raised fist before the game against Millwall on 8 Decemebr 2020

Millwall and QPR players holding an anti-racism banner before their game on 8 December 2020

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