STEVE Lomas described an incident in which QPR manager Harry Redknapp was hit in the face by a ball thrown by a steward at The Den as an "accident".
Redknapp was caught in the crossfire when a steward standing next to the visitors' dugout attempted to return a loose ball to Paul Robinson, who was waiting to take a throw in.
First-team coach Joe Jordan had previously been struck by a stray ball chucked from the crowd as Lions fans tried to get play restarted after a clearance into the Barry Kitchener Stand.
But Lomas said: "I think it was just two genuine accidents. One of the balls that was thrown from the crowd hit Joe and it cut him a little bit, but I don't think there was any malice in it and Harry knew that as well.
"The crowd were just trying to get the ball back into play quickly so there was nothing in it."
When play resumed, substitute Jermaine Easter scored almost immediately to earn Millwall a point in a pulsating 2-2 draw.
Redknapp said: "I'll be honest, I didn't see the goal. Someone threw the ball, it hit Joe and he cut his face on his glasses. We were looking around to see who threw the ball and suddenly it's in the back of our net."
QPR assistant Kevin Bond added: "I saw a ball come over but I think it was just an accident – I don't really know what happened. Joe [Jordan] got one, and then Harry got one."