Millwall boss on alleged offensive Son chants: 'It's wrong in society and in football'

NEIL Harris said he wants “people dealt harshly with ” after allegations that Millwall fans directed offensive chants at Son Heung-min during the FA Cup quarter-final clash with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

South Korean Son scored a hat-trick and Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Vincent Janssen were also on target as Spurs ended Millwall’s 17-game unbeaten run to reach the last four.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was asked about it afterwards but said he hadn’t been aware of the chants.

It was put to Harris and while he also confirmed he hadn’t heard anything he added if the allegations were true then “it’s wrong in society and it’s wrong in football” .

Harris said: “Honestly I didn’t hear anything, but what I will say is, me personally and the club, we won’t condone that. We came here in the right spirit, to enjoy an FA Cup quarter-final.

“I’m sure it will be investigated and left to the authorities. We just wanted to enjoy the game. For us as a club we want to focus on the achievement of getting here. Spurs will want to focus on getting the opportunity in the last four of the competition.

“We want people dealt harshly with, of course. I think myself and Mauricio will think more on the football side of it. Mauricio will want to talk about the quality of his team, the goals they scored, the result and the fact they’re going to have an awesome line-up in the FA Cup semi-finals with four top sides.

“For me the focus comes away from what we’ve achieved in the competition. It’s wrong in society and it’s wrong in football.”

Image: Millwall FC 

John Kelly


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