Millwall Fans Respond To Booing Backlash By Applauding Players Taking The Knee Ahead Of QPR Match
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Millwall fans have showed their support for players taking a knee by applauding them ahead of their side's clash against QPR at The Den.
The Championship side faced significant backlash after their supporters booed players who 'took the knee' during their match against Derby County on Saturday.
And Millwall players showed solidarity against the recent controversy by standing arm-in-arm with QPR players before some chose to take the knee.
Fans who had attended tonight's match were handed a letter calling for unity, saying today is "one of the most important days in Millwall's history."
The letter reads: "United for change. This is one of the most important days in Millwall's history.
"Last night the club released a statement announcing its new United for Change initiative. Lions fans from all over the world were unanimous in their support.
"It is your duty and responsibility as a member of the crowd tonight to continue that superb backing.
"Before kick-off, our players and those from QPR, will link arms in a show of unity and togetherness towards the fight against discrimination.
"We know that the crowd, as has always been the case, will be fully supportive of that gesture.
"As also was made clear last night, we ask that those opposition players taking the knee are respected, as it is their right to do so.
"The eyes of the world are on this football club tonight -- your club -- and they want us to fail.
"Together as one, we will not let that happen."
Millwall defender Mahlon Romeo issued an emotionally-moving statement after fans booed players who took the knee on the weekend.
And Watford captain Troy Deeney also blasted the actions of supporters, saying he would walk off the pitch if he were racially abused by fans.
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