By Harry Sykes
Karren Brady has admitted West Ham fans “like a ruckus” but claimed they are not a patch on Millwall supporters.
The Hammers vice-chairman hit out at the support of the club’s bitter London rivals after they stormed the pitch in the wake of their team’s FA Cup win against Leicester last weekend.
Furious Leicester complained to the Football Association over the allegations that players were verbally abused and spat at.
Mounted police had to step in when home fans allegedly bombarded Foxes fans with coins and bottles.
Brady gave her verdict on Millwall fans as she compared them to those from her own club, who have been involved in a number of skirmishes at the London Stadium this season.
“Yes, I know a few Hammers fans like a ruckus but they aren’t in the same league as some of Millwall’s who even made a mess of their team’s FA Cup win,” wrote Brady in her weekly Sun diary column on Monday.
“Today, Leicester complain about those who celebrated by charging on to the field, confronting visiting fans, throwing coins and spitting at players.
“Millwall’s response is that Leicester said nothing on the day — as if that mattered — and to offer cut-price entrance to the next home match as a thank-you to fans.
“I wonder if they will give back the coins, too.”
Millwall have secured a moneyspinning FA Cup quarter-final clash against Tottenham at White Hart Lane next month after upsetting the odds against Leicester.
The League One club have asked for an increased ticket allocation after only being offered 2,800 tickets rather than the 4,000 which is allowed by the FA.
Tottenham and Millwall face off at 2pm on Sunday, 12 March in a clash televised live on BBC.
In other West Ham transfer news, it has been revealed how the club have clinched an attacker deal after talks with the player’s mother.