‘No one likes us’ is a millstone for Millwall and those who do care | Daniel Taylor

The Lions are hunting a return to Wembley but the incidents around the Everton game earlier in the FA Cup run show nothing has changed since the violence at the 2013 semi-final

In football, it has always been easier to get a bad reputation than to lose one. Therefore, I can probably guess the common answer, now they stand within one FA Cup victory of reaching Wembley, if this question is put to your ordinary football fan: what immediately comes to mind when you hear Millwall’s name?

Unfortunately for all those who have tried to change the perception of Millwall over the years, I doubt very much that most people would reply by pointing out they were the Football League’s family club of the year in 2017 or that Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has recently acclaimed their community work.

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