Footage of stewards during a pitch invasion after Millwall’s Championship fixture against Peterborough United has gone viral on social media.
Millwall recorded a 3-0 victory over relegated Peterborough thanks to goals from Benik Afobe and George Saville, plus an own goal from Josh Knight.
The result leaves keep the Lions’ slim Championship play-off hopes alive. Gary Rowett’s side are eighth in the table, three points behind sixth-placed Sheffield United and one point behind Middlesbrough with one fixture remaining.
Millwall end their campaign away at Bournemouth next weekend. If they win that and other results go their way, they might have the chance to compete for a place in the Premier League via the play-offs.
Fans invaded the pitch after the full-time whistle and a group of stewards have gone viral following their ‘attempts’ – if you can call it that – to deter fans from getting past them onto the pitch.
Millwall stewards go viral after pitch invasion
Check out the footage, uploaded by @alex_lucas18, here:
Unbelievable stewarding, did all they could 🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/R7aBwRYog3— Alex (@alex_lucas18) April 30, 2022
You’ve got to feel a bit sorry for them. They stood absolutely no chance.
Some of the reaction on social media has been very funny.
Here are some of our favourite responses:
Millwall boss praises players’ performance
“I thought it was a fabulous effort,” Rowett said of his players’ performance, per BBC Sport, after their final home game of the season, “I think the only disappointment is we had so many chances second half that we really could have scored five or six goals today.
“I think the players have done so well again at home, it’s another good second half home performance.
“But to be in the position that we’re in once again, it’s not the first time we’ve been in this position to take care of our own side of the business and to take it to the last game of the season, albeit a really outside chance.
“I think the players have to deserve enormous credit and enormous complements.”