Whelan disgust at fan violence

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan believes the Millwall fans who marred Saturday's FA Cup semi-final by fighting amongst themselves should be sent to jail.

Last Updated: 15/04/13 at 12:45 Post Comment   

Dave Whelan: Thinks the Millwall fans who fought amongst themselves during the F

Dave Whelan: Thinks the Millwall fans who fought amongst themselves during the F

Violent scuffles broke out in the Millwall section of supporters during the closing stages of their 2-0 defeat to Whelan's Latics at Wembley.

Police were eventually sent in to try and restore order as the violence escalated, with the Metropolitan Police confirming four officers sustained "minor injuries".

12 Millwall fans were eventually arrested, while others were bloodied and younger supporters left in tears because of the violence that erupted around them.

The shocking scenes overshadowed Wigan's achievement in reaching their first ever FA Cup final and Whelan believes the perpetrators should be dealt with severely.

"I thought it was disgusting," Whelan told Sky Sports. "Their own supporters fighting with each other, what are they fighting about?

"If they are losing what they want to do is get behind the team, get behind the club and support them.

"Normally they are not like that. Hopefully the police will have got them and I think maybe they should put them inside for three to six months, quieten them down.

"You can't have a game of football where supporters are fighting, it's bad enough when they [two sets of fans] are fighting each other, but when they are fighting amongst themselves, like the Millwall fans, totally unacceptable."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: Steven Gerrard hopes 'phenomenal' Brendan Rodgers enjoys long Liverpool reign

Captain Steven Gerrard has hailed Brendan Rodgers as "phenomenal" and hopes the manager can build a legacy at Liverpool.

World Cup 2014: Jack Wilshere in good shape for England, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is confident England midfielder Jack Wilshere will be in good shape for the World Cup.

Premier League: Chelsea's Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' officials after loss to Sunderland

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho fired a thinly-veiled criticism at the officials after the 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property