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Danny Baker cancer Twitter storm: Millwall considers move into north Kent if Lewisham council goes ahead with plans

Comic Danny Baker has unleashed a huge backlash after he wished cancer on council bosses behind a mooted move of Millwall's ground to Kent.

In an angry tweet the comedian hit out after it was revealed the League 1 club was considering a move to the county.

But the lifelong Millwall supporter reacted angrily on Twitter, saying: "I hereby bring a hex down on Lewisham Council & Renewal their greasy vampiric partners.

Danny Baker has caused outrage with his cancer comment
Danny Baker has caused outrage with his cancer comment

"May you be ill. May you have cancer as I had cancer."

Mr Baker was given the all-clear from mouth and throat cancer in October last year, six years after being diagnosed.

His outburst came as it was revealed the team could be forced to consider a move into north Kent if Lewisham Council goes ahead with plans to purchase areas around the club's ground and sell them on to another developer.

Southeast London has been Millwall's home since 1910 and the club's current ground, The Den, has stood since 1993.

But a compulsory purchase order, which would allow the council to sell the surrounding land to offshore developer Renewal, is set to be voted on at a cabinet meeting next Wednesday.

The move has sparked outrage from fans, broadcasters, and football journalists, with lifelong supporter Danny Baker leading the backlash.

He later added: "All who are involved in this disgusting treachery are subject to my hex."

But the celebrity himself came under fire from others, who attacked his cancer tweet.

Jan said: "you have absolutely disgusted me with that tweet.

"I hope you delete it and reflect on what you said."

Steffan Jones kept his reply simple: "You are a horrible man."

And someone called Confused Pauline was equally appalled at the Baker attack.

Could Millwall move into north Kent?
Could Millwall move into north Kent?

She said: "Steady on Danny...we mustn't wish cancer on anyone as I hope no-one ever wished it on you."

And a Millwall spokesman was quick to distance the club from the tweet, saying: "Millwall Football Club does not wish to associate itself with the kind of sentiments expressed by Danny Baker."

Millwall's chief executive, Steve Kavanagh, has acknowledged that such an agreement may force the club to relocate in order to protect the long-term future of its community trust and status as a category two youth academy.

He said: “The chairman 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.”

American chairman John Berylson had previously been in favour of the council's desire to regenerate the area, but the club has been excluded from the plans.

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