Polling company YouGov has released a survey examining how Londoners rate the fans of the capital’s top football clubs and it was fans of the Gooners who came out on top, followed by their south west rivals.
But Londoners were most likely to have a negative impression of Millwall fans. Almost half of those surveyed has a bad impression of Millwall fans compared to just seven per cent who had a positive impression.
The hostility between West Ham and Millwall fans means the Met puts derbies between the two teams in the C category, indicating a greater risk of violence.
Millwall fans are hardly alone in eliciting a bad public image. Chelsea fans trail their Millwall counterparts by just two per cent with 43 per cent having a poor impression of the club.
“Chelsea fans have taken the spotlight, after the police launched an inquiry into reports of two incidents of racist behaviour, one on the Paris Metro and one on a train to Manchester,” says YouGov’s Will Dahlgreen.
And Spurs? Another transitional season it seems, with 24 per cent having a favourable view.