Sky Sports forced to apologise to Millwall for way they covered QPR clash and players not taking knee before match

MILLWALL will allow Sky Sports cameras into the Den after the TV giant apologised for the way it covered their clash with QPR this month.

The Lions complained it was unfair and unbalanced and threatened to ban the broadcaster – which in turn vowed to take legal action against the club.

But the club says the row has been resolved after two meetings with the channel, mediated by the EFL.

The Lions were unhappy with some of the Sky coverage of their home clash with the Hoops.

It came days after their Den defeat by Derby – when some fans booed players taking the knee before kick-off.

Sky reported in the build up that Millwall stars would be taking the knee again against QPR.

That was despite both clubs announcing they would link arms in an alternative protest.

The Lions told the EFL it did not want Sky to televise its match against Watford – which was due to take place next week before it was postponed due to Covid.

But in a statement last night, the South Londoners said: “Millwall Football Club can confirm that it has held positive and progressive talks with Sky Sports following a comprehensive and detailed complaint regarding the broadcaster’s coverage of its fixture against QPR earlier this month.

“In meetings mediated by The EFL, Sky Sports have acknowledged that certain elements of the coverage on the day, during their on-air discussion pre-match and the following day were not as fair and balanced as they should have been and have apologised.

“The club has accepted that apology and considers this issue now closed.

"Millwall hopes for a more mutually beneficial relationship with Sky Sports moving forward.”

The Lions are next in action on January 2 when they welcome Coventry to the capital.


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