MILLWALL have announced that they have banned a 13-year-old boy from The Den for "the foreseeable future" after admitting verbally abusing Bolton striker Marvin Sordell.
Sordell took to Twitter after the Lions' 2-1 win over the Trotters on October 6 to allege that he and three other teammates had been the subject of racist jibes while they were warming up on the touchline.
The England U21 international's comments triggered a Football Association investigation, which concluded on Wednesday, and resulted in a ban for the teenage fan.
However, in a statement, the Lions added that "given the boy's age and background, we felt we had a duty to play our part in attempting to educate and rehabilitate him.
"Accordingly, we have offered to put him through one of our education programmes, run by Millwall for All in the hope that we can change his outlook on equality, racism and life in general."
The boy in question has now written a letter of apology to Sordell, which has been since been accepted. However, Millwall once again reiterated their dismay at media coverage of recent events.
They added: "We would also like to put on record how disappointed everybody at Millwall FC was in the way in which the initial allegations were reported in some sections of the media.
"These reports were made with no knowledge of the facts and created the impression that Bolton players were subjected to racial chanting or systematic abuse by more than one individual.
"We trust that, now the facts have emerged, certain individuals will reflect on the reports they made."
The Football Association added that they "fully support Millwall’s approach in terms of dealing with the young individual responsible through a ban from the club's matches for the foreseeable future as well as offering him a place on one of its education programmes."