Millwall Football Club, reknown for it's catchphrase chant "nobody likes us, because we're shits", has today startled the footballing world by declaring indepenence from the EU, and as a consequence, the UK.
"We've had enough of this bullshit inteference from Brussell Bureaucrats telling us that corners and free-kicks must be 'free from malformation or abnormal curvature', that our women fans musn't get their tits out in case they get sunburn, and our male supporters have to be described as 'emulsified high-fat offal tubes'", said a Duchy of Fulham spokesman today, Reg Kipper.
Mr Kipper continued, "we had got to the end of our tether with all this crap spewing out of the EU - we have put an end to it, we have unilaterally declared independence and issued our own passports". Asked how this might affect their standing in the Football League Championship, Kipper continued "we will be issuing special work permits to selected foreign workers of course, for admittence to The Den, but we won't be selling block tickets to Romanians or Bulgarians, no way".
The Duchy of Millwall has asked HRH Prince Charles to become their Head of State, and he has enthuisiastically agreed, and has plans to launch a Duchy Originals line of coshes and knuckledusters.