Millwall CEO: Brawling fans need to be brought to justice

Andy Ambler admits that there are "bridges to be rebuilt" after fighting amongst Lions supporters overshadowed Saturday's 2-0 FA Cup semi-final loss against Wigan
Millwall CEO Andy Ambler says that the club are "determined" to see justice brought to the fans who brawled in the stands at Wembley in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final.

Fighting broke out among the Lions supporters in the second half of the team's 2-0 loss to Wigan and the club chief met with FA chairman David Bernstein and general secretary Alex Horne on Monday to discuss the situation.

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"The FA, the police and ourselves, in addition to everyone else connected with football, are determined that the perpetrators of the mindless violence we saw at Wembley on Saturday afternoon are brought to justice," Ambler wrote on Millwall's official website.

"We, as a club, have pledged to offer all the help and assistance we can during the course of the investigations. At this stage we are still awaiting details of the arrests that have already been made and understand that the police will want to identify others.

"Similarly, they will seek to discover what caused the disorder to occur and we are grateful for all the correspondence we have received from Lions fans who were as appalled as we were by what went on.

"The actions of a minority on Saturday spoiled what should have been an exciting day for 32,000 of our supporters who came out to cheer their team at Wembley. Furthermore, the reputation of our club, which over the last few years has been steadily and painstakingly rebuilt, has been severely damaged once again.

"We understand that there are now bridges to be rebuilt and, if there are lessons to be learned from the weekend, I'm sure all parties will be keen to take them on board and ensure that those unsavoury scenes are not repeated."