Tottenham will pass video to FA and police after racist chanting at Millwall tie

• FA opens inquiry after Millwall fans target Son Heung-min
• Spurs chants referred to visiting supporters as ‘pikey boys’

Millwall and Tottenham Hotspur are assisting the Football Association and police with their investigations into the racist and discriminatory chanting which marred the FA Cup quarter-final between the clubs at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Sections of the visiting support directed chants of “DVD” and “He’s selling three for a fiver” at the Spurs forward Son Heung-min, who scored a hat-trick in the hosts’ 6-0 win. Although both managers said they had not heard the songs, the Tottenham substitute Kyle Walker appeared to acknowledge the tone of the chants by pointing angrily towards the Millwall fans after Son scored the first of his goals.

The home support also chorused “No noise from the pikey boys”, most notably during the first half, and the FA has opened an investigation into events at the fixture. The governing body is to scrutinise the referee’s report and has requested observations from the police and both clubs, with Spurs and Millwall, who were aware of the allegations made against both sets of fans on Sunday evening, having made clear they will assist and pass on all relevant information.

“Millwall have led the way on anti-discrimination initiatives and will continue to do so,” a spokesperson for the League One side said. “The club is assisting the FA with their investigation and will make no further comment until that process is complete.”

Those sentiments were echoed by Totteham. “We strongly condemn the use of any racist language,” a spokesperson said. “We shall be passing on all of our footage to the relevant authorities which can assist with the identification of anyone responsible for such chanting at yesterday’s game.”

Although there were reports of trouble outside the ground post-match, Spurs have confirmed only minimal damage in the visiting section having instigated a heightened and largely successful security effort. Advertising hoardings had been removed from the away end and stewards, wearing orange hard hats, separated the support at that end of the ground. The club shop did not open on match-day in an attempt to prevent vandalism.

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