Homophobic chanting from Millwall fans led the referee to halt play during the first half of their 2-0 win against Reading at the Den.
A powerful second-half strike from Matt Smith followed by Jon Dadi Bodvarsson’s cool finish against his former club secured the points but the result will be overshadowed by the off-field incident which had earlier led the referee, Keith Stroud, to stop play.
Stroud was called over by his assistant in front of the East Stand to report homophobic chanting from sections of the home support. There followed a delay during which Stroud informed both managers what had happened, before fans were warned over the speaker system at half-time. Millwall – who were fined £10,000 last year for racist chanting by their fans at an FA Cup tie against Everton – could now be in line for further punishment from the FA.