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Millwall fan rips up linesman’s flag during loss to Leicester

Brooks Peck
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Millwall caretaker manager Neil Harris is not pleased. (Getty)

The holiday season hasn't been enjoyable for Millwall supporters. Three straight losses led to manager Steve Lomas getting sacked on Boxing Day and the club's fortunes haven't improved much in the two matches since then. Under caretaker manager Neil Harris, Millwall lost 3-1 to Leicester City on New Year's Day, leaving the Lions just above the relegation zone in the Championship. This, apparently, was too much for one Millwall fan to take, so he hopped out of the stands and ripped up the linesman's flag.

From the BBC:

Angry with Alan Young's decision not to award a corner at The Den, the fan grabbed the flag, leaving it on the ground and Young needing a replacement.

BBC Final Score reporter Andrew James said it looked like "a broken umbrella".

The fan was led away by stewards following the incident.

Millwall have yet to reveal whether they will take any action against the supporter.

Of course, this is just the latest in unbecoming behavior from Millwall supporters. In 2013, the club banned a 13-year-old fan for verbally abusing a Bolton player and during a brawl against each other and the police in the stands at their FA Cup semifinal loss to Wigan, one man was filmed stealing a police officer's cap.

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