MILLWALL fans were ambushed by Town hooligans, a coach operator has said.
Violence broke out between about 40 Town and a similar number of Millwall fans outside the Waterloo pub, Wakefield Road, shortly before the clubs’ Galpharm tie.
Coach company Kings Ferry, who drive Millwall fans to away games through the official supporters’ club, says their coach was attacked when Town yobs spotted the Millwall coach stopped at traffic lights.
The double-decker coach had three broken window panes which cost £2,500 to fix.
Kings Ferry corporate manager Dave Taylor said a pane broke near the driver, but he was continuing to drive for the company.
Mr Taylor added it was the first time Millwall fans on his company’s coaches had experienced any trouble.
Kings Ferry also transports away supporters including Arsenal and Fulham.
Mr Taylor said: “These were official supporters. They were nothing to do with the hooligans. They know the rules and they abide by them.
“They were ambushed by people in the pub when they were stopped in traffic.
“The official supporters are good people.
“The driver drives them every week. I spoke to him but he’s carried on working and he will be driving them next game.”