CHAIRMAN John Berylson has vowed to rebuild Millwall's reputation after insisting he will not walk away from the club in the wake of crowd trouble at Wembley.
Berylson admits the violent disorder inside the national stadium two weeks ago had left him with "a real sense of devastation" but says he will tackle the problem head-on.
14 arrests were made after trouble broke out amongst Lions fans during the FA Cup semi-final loss to Wigan on April 13 – events that made headlines around the world.
Berylson said in a statement on the club's official site: "The great frustration for me was the fact that no-one was interested in talking about the football, or our achievement in reaching the semi-finals.
"The actions of a group of morons blighted what should have been a great occasion for us and for Wigan, and at a stroke undid so much good work that has been done at Millwall over many years."
Berylson added: "Contrary to some opinions I am not going to run from this, but I believe it to be our collective responsibility to see an end to it. We know we are better than this.
"I firmly hope the perpetrators will be brought to justice and penalised heavily for their actions. For the rest of us, we have to regroup and re-focus on the progression we have been making.
"I am encouraged that, for the most part, the media has taken a balanced view in terms of what happened, and understand the work we have done to ensure those unpleasant scenes are a rarity.
"Clearly, though, there is more to be done, and now, more than ever, we need all our genuine fans, who were hurt as much as I was, to join us in finding ways to prevent there ever being a repeat."