Wembley Stadium in London has vowed to carry out a “thorough debrief” of its security team and “take appropriate action if required” after a pitch invasion by Millwall fans marred the conclusion of football’s EFL League One play-off final on Saturday.
Hundreds of supporters ran onto the field when the final whistle sounded at the end of Millwall’s 1-0 victory against Bradford City, with some of them goading the losing players.
The incident drew widespread criticism, with Bradford manager Stuart McCall and match-winner Steve Morison among those to hit out at those fans, who have established a reputation for causing trouble in and around football matches for many years.
“We do not condone the scenes at the final whistle of today’s League One play-off final, which saw some fans enter onto the pitch,” Wembley said in a statement.
“The matter was dealt with by Wembley Stadium’s security response team and no injuries were reported.
“It is an offence to enter the pitch and we will be working with the relevant authorities and Millwall Football Club in an attempt to identify those individuals involved and we will take appropriate action if required.
“We will also undergo a thorough debrief with our security team to help avoid repeat incidents for upcoming events.”