Millwall boss praises Lions and Charlton supporters after walk for slain teenagers

GARY Rowett heaped praise on Millwall and Charlton fans after they came together before the south London derby on Saturday to raise money for two murdered teens.

The ‘Together for Ten’ walk saw Lions and Addicks supporters walk from Sidcup station to The Den on Saturday as they raised over £2,800 for charity.

Millwall fan Jimmy Mizen was only 16 when he was killed in 2008 in a Lee Green bakery altercation, and 18-year-old Charlton supporter Rob Knox was fatally stabbed outside a Sidcup bar the same year.

Rowett was asked about the efforts of both sets of fans after Millwall’s 2-1 win over their neighbours at the weekend.

“It always amazes me,” Rowett said. “Sometimes when you hear about these rivalries people perhaps talk about the negative aspects of local rivalries.

“Both clubs have done fantastically well and respected each other. It shows how football can be such a powerful tool to create awareness of some of these situations.

“Everyone has supported both the campaigns really, really well. It is nice to see.”

John Kelly