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Shittu condemns Den racism

Millwall captain Danny Shittu says he is "deeply saddened" by the evidence of racism from home fans at the Den.

Several incidents of vile chanting from fans at the home of the Lions were recorded and shown as part of a Special Report by Sky Sports News on Monday.

The broadcast focused largely on incidents at the London club, where Leeds striker El-Hadji Diouf was subjected to 56 separate incidents of racist abuse by five white men.

"I am deeply saddened by the documentary on Sky Sports showing racism by the minority at matches including at Millwall FC," said Shittu in a statement on the Millwall official website.

"As the current Millwall captain, racism is something I do not stand for or condone. I am currently in talks with the club about any further measures we can take in dealing with and eradicating racism at matches.

"I do not want the events shown yesterday to tarnish the hard work done by the club thus far and their efforts in tackling this issue.

"Every player at all levels has the right to represent their club without being subjected to homophobic or racial taunts. I will do all I can to help eradicate racism at my club and in football."