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Fans arrested and bailed over offensive Millwall banner

Six football fans arrested after an offensive banner was unfurled at Championship Millwall have all been released on bail.

A sign directed at Bolton striker Marvin Sordell, who was verbally racially abused by one of the club's fans last month, was unveiled at The Den during the Lions' 2-1 win against Derby on Saturday.

The banner, which read "Sordell is a c***", related to complaints made by Sordell after he was abused by fans while warming up for a match on October 6, leading to a 13-year-old boy being banned from Millwall's ground.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said six men were arrested on suspicion of public order offences and have been bailed until early December.

The banner on display was swiftly removed by Millwall staff. The club has so far refused to comment on the issue.

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