Following the Battle of the Boleyn that erupted last month when West Ham United met Millwall in a rare Carling Cup fixture, the FA, after congitating and deliberating, have laid down a total of seven charges against the warring east London siblings: four to the Irons and three to Lions (Zion FC were not involved, more's the pity). The clubs are accused of offences including failure to control their fans bum-rushing the pitch, throwing missiles, and chanting racist abuse. Millwall are shocked and disappointed at the charges levelled against them, arguing that their fans did not set foot on the turf (not for want of trying — a massive cordon of stewards kept them back) and that they could not be expected to control them at West Ham's ground. Punishments are likely to be of the usual toothless variety, such as fines and lifetime bans for any troublemakers identified.
Football Violence: West Ham 4 - 3 Millwall (FT)
Last Updated 28 September 2009