Football Notes: Millwall Bans Fan For Racist Abuse Toward Birmingham City's Marlon King
A League Championship Millwall fan who hurled "shocking and disgusting" racist abuse at Birmingham City striker Marlon King has been banned from football matches for three years and handed a £300 ($463) fine (London DAILY MAIL, 4/24). Sixteen supporters and seven police officers were injured -- two people seriously -- in a mass fight on Wednesday when fans of rival Bosnian football clubs clashed in a central Bosnian village while heading to first division matches. Police detained 62 of approximately 120 supporters of rivals Borac Banja Luka and Zeljeznicar Sarajevo who took part in a brawl in the village of Oborci, where they stopped on their way to different matches (EUROSPORT, 4/25). ... League One side Brentford has confirmed there will be an increased number of police and stewards at Griffin Park for Saturday’s sell-out promotion decider against division rival Doncaster. Almost two weeks ago hundreds of Portsmouth fans invaded the Griffin Park pitch following its 3-2 defeat and there were scuffles with stewards and police (London EVENING STANDARD, 4/25).