As Mahlon Romeo himself pointed out on Twitter, football can be a cruel game at times.
The right-back shone in Millwall’s FA Cup quarter-final clash with Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday, producing a performance full of character and real quality. He barely gave The Seagulls £17 million winger Alireza Jahanbahksh a sniff all afternoon while he was a constant presence at the other end of the field too.
But Romeo’s afternoon was to end in heartbreak. After such an impressive display, he really didn’t deserve to miss from the spot as Millwall lost on penalties to their Premier League opponents.
Nonetheless, the response from Millwall fans on Twitter speaks volumes. No one was blaming the Antigua and Barbuda international.
And if scouts from Rangers and West Ham were watching, they surely won’t have been put off. On this evidence, Romeo could bring plenty of quality to Ibrox or the London Stadium next season. Just don't put him on penalty duty.
One of the best performances I’ve seen you have, unlucky with the pen. Be proud and take that performance to Leeds— This is Millwall (@ThisIsMillwall) March 17, 2019
You really put in a shift today Mahlon. Head up. We go again.— Trigger's Broomhandle (@JanieHitchcock) March 17, 2019
Great game Mahlon Played really well Leeds away Next so recharge those Batteries and get the win— Ben Morgan (@BenMillwallMorg) March 17, 2019
One of the stand out players from a really strong looking side, keep pushing on mahlon— Charlie Birchmore (@CharBirch_MFC) March 17, 2019
Excellent game again. Credit due for stepping up and taking a penalty.— jacktk (@Jacktk) March 17, 2019
Keep that smile on your face! Been class all season, we win as a team and lose as a team #lion— Lewis Chapman (@lewis_chapman6) March 18, 2019
Brilliant performance Mahlon . Head up mate .— Mark Ashley (@sarley73) March 18, 2019
Chin up mate, proud of you and everyone today.— Lewis Hill (@LewisHill1986) March 17, 2019
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