Former USA keeper Keller: Pitch invasions were normal at Millwall

Kasey Keller has revealed that being involved in pitch invasions by the fans was a part of day-to-day life whilst playing at Millwall.

Kasey Keller has revealed that being involved in pitch invasions by the fans was a part of day-to-day life whilst playing at Millwall.

The now-retired goalkeeper was a Lions player between 1992 and 1996 before moving on to Leicester City and it was there that he was asked if he had ever seen firsthand an arena raid by the South London clubs faithful.

Keller exposed the truth to the Guardian’s Small Talk when quizzed on the issue of pitch invasions during his days at The Den.

“I remember going to Leicester for the first time, and somebody asked me within the first couple of weeks whether I had ever been caught up in a pitch invasion,” said the former Fulham and Tottenham gloveman.

“I was like, ‘Really?’ We had three or four a season at Millwall, and I just thought that was normal until I got to different clubs and never had another one the rest of my career.

“But I seem to treat other people the way they treat me, and the Millwall fans treated me excellently.

“Do I understand the [hooligan] element that's there? Yes. Do I condone it? No, not at all.

“But the Millwall fans and the club were great to me, and I will always be appreciative of that.”

 
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