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Rowett and Morison support Cardiff’s Romeo following hostile return to the Den



By Christian Mayes at The Den


Cardiff manager Steve Morison refused to comment on an incident after the full time whistle following the hostile reception Mahlon Romeo was subjected to by the Millwall fans on his return to the Den during the home side’s 2-0 on Saturday. 


The Antigua and Barbuda international was the focus of the home crowd throughout the game, being subjected to boos and chants for the length of the match. 


The taunts from the crowd then intensified after Romeo was booked for an aggressive challenge on Millwall debutant Callum Styles in the 53rd minute. 


When asked how Romeo was doing following the game, Morison said: “How would you be doing? It’s life. He’s going to have to deal with it, get on with it.” 


The fullback reacted to the constant taunts following the full-time whistle, with the defender having to be escorted down the tunnel by Cardiff club staff. 


When asked about the incident at full-time, Morison said that he did not see it and refused to answer any further questions regarding Romeo. 

Romeo, who made 198 league appearances across seven years at Millwall, joined Cardiff from the South London club in the summer.

 

Millwall manager Gary Rowett said: “Mahlon’s a really good lad. He was a really popular player for us.

 

“He played a lot of games for Millwall, he was a really good servant to the club, that’s all I can say.

 

“When you come back to your old clubs, I don’t know what you expect but you know it’s probably not going to be a nice reception.

 

“I’m not condoning that, but it is football, it is what it is, and I thought he handled it really well. It always felt like an afternoon where he needed to show that character and he did.”

 

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