MILLWALL chairman John Berylson has admitted recent negative coverage of the club in the press has "become soul destroying."
However, the American has criticised the Sky Sports News documentary into racism in football that prompted a media storm last week and led to the arrest of a 53-year-old season-ticket holder.
A man from Enfield has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence after he was filmed shouting racist abuse at Leeds United striker El Hadji Diouf at The Den last November.
But Berylson, writing in his programme notes prior to the home against Peterborough, claimed the majority of supporters had been "tarred with the same brush" as the individuals in the programme.
Berylson said: "What have we been found guilty of? Failing to hear one individual in particular, and possibly a small group of half a dozen in a racous 13,117-crowd, utter unacceptable racist abuse.
"I acknowledge one or six is too many, but 13,111 others had no part in this and have been tarred with the same brush. Can we do better in that respect in the future?
"We certainly have to try and that goes for all of us; club staff, officials, stewards, police, players and yes – fans. But racism is not a Millwall problem, it's not a football problem.
"Racism is a problem, albeit a significantly smaller one that ten or 20 years ago, for society at large. As a predecessor of mine said, 'Millwall is a convenient coatpeg for football to hang its social ills on.'
He added: "As a club we will continue to play our part in tackling the issue of racism as we have been at the forefront of doing for many years.
"In return I believe we have a right to expect from our media some balance in reporting this issue.
"It is hard to credit that a three-month investigation into racism in football from the Premier League to non-league, only managed to come up with two examples at Millwall and one at Burnley.
"No evidence of racism at any of the 20 Premier League clubs with the huge numbers who attend those matches beggards belief doesn't it?"
Berylson also queried whether the team of reporters behind the Sky Sports News report had acted responsibly, suggesting they should have handed over their footage to the police sooner.
He said: "In accepting that everyone in football has a share of the responsibility for cleaning up our game, where does the media fit into the picture?
"Are they not partners with a degree of responsibility of their own? Is it enough for them to shine a light into the dark corners of our game or society from the sidelines?
"Or should they be involved, getting their hands dirty with us, to ensure the game to which so many of their numbers owe their living, is a good news story which attracts followers in greater number?
"Sky had the resources and technology at their disposal to get the evidence which they sat on for three months for the purposes of making their programme.
"Could they not have made this available to the police and the club to speed up the judicial process and made a programme explaining how they worked in partnership with others to tackle racism?
"Just a thought."