Leicester city fans attacked after final whistle


By Charlie Bourne

Leicester city fans who travelled to The Den ahead of the FA Cup fifth round clash with Millwall were attacked after the home fans invaded the pitch and threw various objects towards the away stand.


Even though Leicester were favourites going into the game, they lost 1-0 to the League One side who went down to ten men in the second half, but a 90th minute winner secured the victory for the Lions.

Following a dramatic game, the atmosphere turned hostile when the home fans stormed the pitch and proceeded to shout abusive language while celebrating their team’s victory.

Leicester fan Muji Ahmedi, who travelled to the game, said: “I left just after Millwall scored as I wanted to beat the traffic and was annoyed at how we played.

“It was just a normal football game for the most part, but around the sending off and then again towards the end of the game it started to get more rowdy in the stadium.”

He added: “I was surprised in a way as it was a calm enough game, but then again I suppose the result means a lot more to Millwall then it does to us.”

Stewards lined up in front of the away fans to separate the two sets of supporters but the violence continued when Leicester fans got back on to the coaches, as Millwall fans continued to throw objects.

Fans will be hoping for better results and perhaps a safer environment in their next match versus Spanish side Sevilla, on Wednesday. For more information regarding Leicester City Football Club, visit the club site www.lcfc.com.

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