In footage on social media, fans at The Den, Millwall’s home ground in southeast London, can be heard booing as players from both sides take a knee before kick-off.
Across English football, players have been taking a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and to protest against racism and discrimination following the death of George Floyd earlier this year.
“As a squad we are fully supportive of the entire football family’s efforts in ridding the sport, and society generally, of all forms of discrimination,” the statement said. “It is our duty as players to reinforce the positive messaging and action of clubs, community trusts, charities and governing bodies, and we do so with great pride and knowledge that so much good work is being done up and down the country.”
“What this demonstrates is that players are right to continue standing up to discrimination, whether that is through taking the knee or speaking out,” he said. “The fight for racial equality continues and we will continue to work closely with clubs across the country to tackle discrimination in all its forms.”
Saturday’s game ended 1-0 in favor of Derby, the Rams’ second league victory of the season.
CNN has contacted Millwall for comment but did not immediately receive a response.