Sordell Racism Claims Overshadows Fine Millwall Win
A lot can happen in a week in football can’t it?
Thanks to Darius Henderson’s last gasp winner against Bolton, the Lions have gone from winless in five to unbeaten in three, and this win was fully deserved.
The Lions were the liveliest in the early exchanges, and had a goal disallowed when man-mountain Danny Shittu was judged to have fouled Adam Bogdan, from replays it seemed unjust. The 20th minute saw the Lions open the scoring, and finally get a bit of luck, with Daruis Henderson’s shot taking a couple of deflections before rolling into the net.
And the Lions should have doubled their lead soon after as Chris Wood headed just wide from a James Henry cross, the ex-Reading winger was having a stormer as the Lions went in at half time with the lead.
Early in the second half saw Wood again with a glorious chance to make it 2-0 from a Henry cross, but Bogdan somehow managed to save it and typically just minutes later ‘Wall rued missing that chance when Chris Eagles rolled a free kick smartly under the wall to make it 1-1. Watch out for Eagles name in this.
Just after the hour mark Alan Dunne fouled Eagles in the area, but lets just say he certainly made the most of it. After diving in the area to not much avail minutes before, you can imagine the abuse he got walking up to take the spot kick.. So imagine the delight when he skied it over from 12 yards.
The Lions kicked on for the winner with Bogdan having to be at full stretch to keep out a Henderson free kick. But Hendo would have the last laugh with a drilled finish to win the game late on, six goals in nine now for Hendo, and this turned out to be the last game Bolton had under Owen Coyle as he was sacked on Tuesday morning.
This may have pushed ‘Wall out of the drop zone but this win will be marred by Marvin Sordell’s allegations that he was racially abused along with a few other team mates.
He took to twitter to express his thoughts, also saying that he has reported it. But then Millwall made a statement saying that there was nothing reported and the claims were “nonsense”. Even the metropolitan police came out and said that “no complaints had been made before, during or after the game” so someone is lying here….
How bad a club image Millwall has, Sordell’s claims found their way to Sky Sports breaking news, but did they report that the police or Millwall stated that Sordell didn’t report it? No. Got me thinking, if Bolton had won the game, would Sordell have come out with the allegations in this sort of way? I’m not so sure….
Right, now that the vital win is on the board, roll on Palace away in two weeks time, any other ‘Wall fans counting down the days for the first derby of the season?