Updated: Tuesday, 25th September 2018 @ 3:05pm

Police bail six Millwall banner hooligans who branded Bolton's Marvin Sordell 'a c***' after racial abuse saga

Police bail six Millwall banner hooligans who branded Bolton's Marvin Sordell 'a c***' after racial abuse saga

By Dean Wilkins

Six Millwall supporters who proudly hung a banner attacking Bolton Wanderers’ Marvin Sordell are being released on police bail.

The fans were arrested after unveiling the sign during their 2-1 victory over Derby on Saturday – Sordell was racially abused by Millwall supporters last month.

Staff promptly removed the offensive hanging that read ‘Sordell is a cunt’ – a reaction to the banning of a 13-year-old boy from The Den – and notified police.

A spokesman for Metropolitan police said: “Six men arrested on suspicion of public order offences have been released on police bail until December.”

Investigations are on-going and Millwall club refused to comment on the incident.

Bolton’s Sordell accused fans of racially taunting himself and teammates during their 2-1 loss at Millwall on October 6.

He said that fans had called him a ‘slave’ and the decision to punish the youngster was praised by the FA.

A spokesman for the FA said: "The FA applauds both Millwall and Bolton Wanderers for their commitment and cooperation in ensuring a full and thorough investigation could take place.

"We would also like to thank Marvin Sordell and the PFA for their assistance throughout this process.

“The FA fully supports Millwall's approach in terms of dealing with the young individual responsible through a ban from the club's matches for the foreseeable future as well as offering him a place on one of its education programmes run by Millwall for All.”

Following the investigation, Sordell accepted a written apology from the boy who abused him.

A group of teenage boys also posted a comedy death threat of Facebook showing a bloody-faced Sordell with a gun pointing at him, a message read 'Don't fuck with Millwall'.

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