Wayne Rooney has slammed the Millwall supporters who booed both their own side and Derby County for taking a knee in support of Black Lives Matters before their Championship tie.
Rooney claimed: ‘Yesterday I witnessed disgraceful and mindless behaviour by a large section of the Millwall supporters in the stadium.
‘Prior to the match we were aware of the possibility of a planned disruptive response during the taking of the knee in support of the BLM campaign, but nothing prepared us for what we heard.
‘I was proud of my players and staff for not letting the fans deter them from continuing to present a positive and important message that taking the knee immediately before a game sends. The professionalism of the players on both sides throughout the game was a credit to our profession, after such an incident.
‘On behalf of Derby County Football Club I want it to be clear to everyone associated with the club that we represent all sectors of our community regardless of colour, gender or sexuality.