Millwall may have to leave London and move to Kent
Last Updated: 06/01/17 1:29pm
Millwall have admitted the club may be forced to leave their south-east London home and move to Kent should Lewisham Council go ahead with a plan to purchase areas around the club's ground and sell them on.
The council is considering purchasing plots of land around the Sky Bet League One club's ground in Bermondsey, and selling them to an offshore developer.
That decision is expected to be confirmed at a council meeting next Wednesday.
The Lions have played in Lewisham since 1910 and at their current ground, The Den, since 1993 - but a potential move could see supporters travel outside the capital for home games.
Millwall chief executive Steve Kavanagh has conceded all options will be considered in the best interests of the club and the Millwall Community Trust, should the compulsory purchase order be successful.
A statement from the club read: "The chairman (John Berylson) has always been determined that this would never happen, but under such circumstances any and every option would have to be considered to secure the football club and the Millwall Community Trust's future as viable concerns."
The club are concerned about the long-term repercussions the move would have on the Millwall Community Trust and the club's youth academy.
Millwall maintain neither could operate in the current format, meaning the club could lose the source of young local players it heavily relies on.
The possibility of a move has sparked outrage from fans, with lifelong supporter Danny Baker among those who have taken to social media to air their frustration.
The broadcaster and comedian wrote on Twitter: "All who are involved in this disgusting treachery are subject to my hex."