'Pathetic club', 'Disgusting' - West Ham fans react as Millwall secure promotion
By Danny Wright
West Ham’s bitter rivals Millwall secured promotion to the Championship on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Bradford in the play-off final – and Hammers fans aren’t exactly pleased.
There is a huge rivalry shared between the two London clubs despite them barely playing each other in recent years.
However following their League One play-off win at Wembley this weekend, there is now just one division that separates them.
In what was a very tense affair, Millwall secured the victory in the 85th minute through Steve Morison which will see them back in the Championship for the first time since their relegation in 2014/15.
West Ham fans aren’t very happy for their rivals though and have slammed their fans for their pitch invasion on the final whistle.
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Here is a selection of their tweets:
Looks like Wembley will be intact this year then. #millwall
— Byron Hamilton (@Apisadmirer) May 20, 2017
Lmao Millwall fans invading the pitch at Wembley what a pathetic club. Hopefully they'll go back down next year
— West Ham Yank (@TheWestHamYank) May 20, 2017
Millwall fans are disgusting
— West Ham Project (@WestHamFan20) May 20, 2017
Congratulations to Millwall on their promotion to the Championship.
You never know, years from now, you might get to play West Ham again!
— Jon Benjamin (@JonBenjamin19) May 20, 2017
Millwall promoted to the championship. That's cute.
— West Ham United Fans (@westhamuniteduk) May 20, 2017
God I hate Millwall…..
— Dan_West Ham ⚒ (@dpwhufc) May 20, 2017
Where's all them Millwall fans week in week out? Such a tinpot fan base it's unbelievable
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) May 20, 2017
Wembley after the game today if Millwall win vs Wembley after the game today if Millwall lose.
Pretty similar outcome tbf. pic.twitter.com/cewu6LeLHm
— Brownie (@WestHamMatters) May 20, 2017
West Ham and Millwall last met in 2012 when the home side secured a 2-1 win at Upton Park in the Championship.
They have only played each other seven times since the turn of the millennium and most of the fixtures are met with unsavoury scenes among the crowds.
Millwall finished sixth in League One this season and were the lowest placed team in the play-offs.
They beat Scunthorpe over two legs in the semi-finals, despite the Iron finishing in third place and nine points ahead of the Lions.
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