Surely this is not the answer?
Harry Redknapp says West Ham and Millwall should never be allowed to play each other in a cup tie again following the crowd trouble at their game and the riots around Upton Park on Tuesday.
The Tottenham and former Hammers boss believes the clubs should be re-drawn if they are paired in future.
“When the two names were drawn together it was just asking for trouble and that is exactly what we got because of the history between them,” he said.
Redknapp accepts a League game would have to go ahead but added in The Sun: “That match should be played behind closed doors because the human cost of these kind of disturbances is just too high to bear.”
The FA have launched an investigation into the violence surrounding the Carling Cup tie. (Evening Standard)
Not sure how you can stop two teams from drawing against each other in a competition, surely the emphasis should be on the two clubs trying their hardest to control that tiny minority of thugs they posses.
The idea to play such games behind close doors only serves to punish the true fans whereas the mindless hooligans will simply attack each other on the nearby streets anyway. There is a danger of all this media attention over egging the pudding. Yes the scenes were deplorable but what can be done to stop two sets of idiotic morons wanting bash themselves senseless?