FA confirms no action to be taken against booing Millwall or Colchester fans 1 year ago

FA confirms no action to be taken against booing Millwall or Colchester fans

'No formal disciplinary action will be taken.'

The FA have confirmed that no formal action will taken against Millwall or Colchester United for crowd-related incidents on Saturday 5 December. A statement confirmed that the Football Association will continue to 'monitor and investigate' developments and does not consider the act of taking the knee to be a 'political symbol'.

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The full statement reads:

'We have conducted full and thorough investigations into the crowd-related incidents that took place at both The Den and JobServe Community Stadium on Saturday 5 December 2020.

'Having carefully considered these matters, including the observations from all relevant parties, we can confirm that no formal disciplinary action will be taken against the clubs concerned on this occasion.

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'However, we would like to further clarify that anyone who chooses to take the knee will continue to receive our support as they highlight the inequality and injustice experienced by the Black community.

'To be clear, we do not see taking the knee as a political symbol, and would contend that there can now be no doubt as to what the gesture means in a footballing context. Therefore, going forward, we will continue to monitor and investigate should similar crowd-related incidents occur.

'We continue to support all players and clubs that wish to take a stand against any form of discrimination, and will always condemn the behaviours of anyone that chooses to actively oppose these values.'