Leeds United 1 Millwall 0: Fuming Holloway hits out at police’s ‘lack of respect’

Ian Holloway.
Ian Holloway.
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An angry Ian Holloway, demanded “respect” for his club from West Yorkshire Police after Millwall fans had to report to Woolley Edge service station to collect their tickets on the way to Elland Road before Saturday’s clash with Leeds United.

Only 200 Millwall supporters made the trip to Yorkshire but Holloway said he was proud of every one of them.

“Why should West Yorkshire Police treat us any differently from everybody else?” he asked. “I don’t understand. Are we so much worse?

“We are only treated like that by West Yorkshire Police. Can’t they police a Saturday match? We should be shown the utmost respect like everybody else. After all, the game has moved on and so has supporters’ behaviour, so what is the issue? If I thought they (our fans) were a risk I wouldn’t be saying all this. I am proud of them.”

Martyn Woolford, wanted by Leeds in the January window, had several opportunities for Millwall but could not take them despite some excellent approach play. Holloway admitted it was a frustrating day at the office, saying: “At least we are creating chances. But I am bitterly disappointed that we haven’t got a point.”