Millwall infighting leads to arrests

Two charged over English FA Cup disorder in 2-0 defeat to Wigan at Wembley stadium

Millwall fans fight during their English FA Cup semi-final soccer match against Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium.

Millwall fans fight during their English FA Cup semi-final soccer match against Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium.

Tue, Apr 16, 2013, 11:24

Two men have been charged after disorder at the English FA Cup semi-final between Millwall and Wigan Athletic.

Saturday’s game, which Wigan won 2-0, was marred by violent scenes inside and outside London’s Wembley Stadium.

Today, Scotland Yard said Richard Freeman, 53, of Grebe Way, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, had been charged with breaching bail conditions. He appeared in custody yesterday, police said.

Terance Cape, 43, of Goldwin Close, New Cross, London, will appear on bail at Hendon Magistrates’ Court on May 1st charged with racially aggravated behaviour under section 4 of the Public Order Act.

Fourteen people were arrested on Saturday, police said, 12 Millwall supporters and two Wigan fans.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Barnes said: “The violence seen at the Millwall v Wigan FA Cup fixture over the weekend is completely unacceptable. The Metropolitan Police is committed to working with its partners in bringing those responsible to justice.

“A significant investigation is now under way to identify all involved in order to bring them to justice in a swift and robust manner.”