STRIKER Michail Antonio has called the rivalry between West Ham United and Millwall "crazy" and has admitted it is a fixture that he would like to play in.

The Jamaican forward has never played against Millwall since his move to West Ham in 2015.

Antonio is used to fierce rivalries as he has already played in the Nottingham Forest and Derby derby match during his time at The City Ground.

Despite this, the 32-year-old wants to taste the Dockers derby between Millwall and West Ham himself.

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Since West Ham's promotion to the Premier League 2012, the two sides have not met in any competition.

However, Millwall still have an outside chance of promotion to the Premier League this season and Antonio would be relishing the "crazy" match up.

He told the Footballer’s Football Podcast: “Do you know what would be nuts?” said Antonio. “West Ham and Millwall. I have had Nobs (Noble) tell me stories about it. The rivalry between them is crazy. The police you would need everywhere. It would be nuts. 

“Everyone knows the Millwall fans to be crazy, anyway. That derby day would be unbelievable. That’s something, before I retire, I want to play in that.

“What I have heard about West Ham-Millwall. What I have seen of West Ham-Millwall. That would be crazy.”

The rivalry between the two club's started in 1926 when a general strike was observed by workers around the Royal Docks, the majority of whom were West Ham supporters.

An unsubstantiated story states that Millwall-supporting shipyard workers of the Isle of Dogs refused to lend their support, provoking outrage.

The rivalry has come to heads at times between the two sets of fans have occasionally entered into fights, this part of the rivalry inspired the Elijah Wood film Green Street, which was released in 2005. 

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