LIAM Trotter believes Millwall fans can "help massively" by reporting any incidents of racist abuse they hear during matches.
The Lions were at the centre of a media storm last week after a Sky Sports News report exposed an individual shouting racist abuse at Leeds United striker El Hadji Diouf earlier this season.
And Trotter hopes greater vigilance among supporters will prevent the club's name being dragged through the mud again in future.
He told NewsAtDen: "The report didn't accurately reflect the club. If it did, there would be a lot more problems. It was one individual so it's difficult for the club – they need help from FIFA and the FA.
"That powers that be higher up need to do more. The only thing Millwall can do is nullify what these people are saying by finding them and getting them out of the club
"The fans can help with that massively. The only disappointing thing for me was the fact that there were 200 people around this person and they didn't report him.
"As fans, if you want your club to be represented well, and you hear that, you need to be reporting it to a steward or a police officer. That's certainly one thing that should be done.
"You can't stop individuals voicing their opinions but you can certainly make it very difficult for them to want to do it again.
"If that guy ever gets back into a football ground, I'm sure he's less likely to say what he did again. It comes down to everyone standing together.
"The fans can play their part in combatting racism by reporting anything they hear."
While press attention in the build up to the FA Cup victory over Luton Town was focused on events off the field, Trotter insisted the Sky report had not been a distraction to the players.
"Things like that bring us closer together," he said. "It wasn't nice to see obviously, but we are very tight-knit as a group of players. We tend to take the attitude that it is us against the world.
"We just focus on playing football, that's what we are paid to do. The club are doing everything they can on the racism front and there's not a lot as players we can do on a day-to-day basis."
And Trotter praised the 1,530 Lions fans in attendance at Kenilworth Road. He said: "The fans were great at Luton – they backed us and cheered us on.
"There were a few worries before the game that there would be trouble but there wasn't any that I saw and we had great support as always.
"That was an accurate reflection of the club. If you go around and pick out individuals, you will find people with opinions that shouldn't be aired. That's the same at any other football club."
Chief executive Andy Ambler added: "It is down to us all in the Millwall family to take responsibility for the reputation of our football club.
"It is down to every single one of us to take collective responsibility. There are adequate means to report inappropriate behaviour, be it racism or anything else, for us to be able to deal with issues.
"We really need to stop people throwing bottles or being overly-abusive because we have seen the damage it causes us. I was proud of our fans on Saturday because they behaved very, very well."