Millwall says match coverage was unfair and inaccurate

Millwall football club has criticised the media’s coverage of its 1-0 victory against Leeds on Saturday, describing some of it as “highly sensationalised”.

The Football Association is looking into reports that Leeds goalkeeper Casper Ankergren had a cigarette thrown at him.

The club said in a statement: “It is clear that certain journalists and photographers were sent to The Den with their agenda already formed.

“As a result the facts were not allowed to get in the way of a ‘good story’ and as such the events were portrayed in certain quarters in the most graphic terms that were factually incorrect.

“The only regrettable incident during the afternoon followed Millwall’s goal when two fans managed to elude the stewards and taunt the Leeds goalkeeper.

“It appears that a cigarette was also thrown which made no contact with the goalkeeper, who may also have been pushed in the back.

“Millwall and Leeds United have worked tirelessly to overcome the problems they have faced over the years in this respect.

“Journalists and the media have a duty to play their part by reporting factually and responsibly.”

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