Hull City v Millwall game goes off without any trouble
FANS and police have been praised for preventing a repeat of violent clashes between Hull City and Millwall supporters.
Humberside Police and club officials were on alert for the visit of Millwall at the weekend, following clashes between fans before, during and after the last game between the two sides at the KC Stadium in 2009.
Back then, Millwall's strong travelling support charged segregation lines, throwing objects including coins and bottles.
They also caused damage to the KC Stadium by ripping up seats.
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The actions caused some Hull fans to retaliate.
Around 300 Millwall fans travelled to Saturday's game, which saw the Lions win 0-1.
Inside the ground, fans exchanged friendly banter, with some Millwall supporters jokingly singing "we are the best behaved supporters in the league".
Kathleen Needler, of the Beverley Branch of the Hull City Supporters Club, said: "It was a commendable effort from the club, the police and the fans.
"I had thought there was going to be trouble because the Millwall fans were not punished in the same way as the Hull fans in 2009.
"The club handled it very well because the North Stand, where City fans often go, was empty and the stewards were very good and kept a lid on things inside and outside of the stadium.
"They prevented any City fans walking all the way around.
"The club was intent on making sure nothing went off and they were successful."
A spokesman for Humberside Police told the Mail: "There have been no incidents of serious disorder in Hull and, to my knowledge, no arrests were made."