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Millwall fans at White Hart Lane, north London, for the FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur on 12 March. ‘Spurs fans chanted that Millwall fans were “pikeys”,’ writes Andrew Allen. Photograph: Zemanek/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

Yesterday, I made a donation to the Oxfam East African Famine Appeal, following Bill Nighy highlighting the horrific situations in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and South Sudan on TV (Report, 11 March). Today, I got my husband to pick up some green beans on the way home from work. Trimmed dwarf green beans. Product source: Kenya. Where do I direct my anger?
Farakh Masud
Cambridge

• Here we go again. The Football Association will investigate Millwall fans for singing what are deemed racist chants which demoralised a player so much that he scored an excellent hat-trick (Report, 13 March), while Spurs fans chanted that Millwall fans were “pikeys” and “the wheels on the house go round and round”. Who determines who is offended and what needs investigating?
Andrew Allen
Sevenoaks, Kent

• In your photograph of Sister Sledge, for some reason you indicate that Joni is pictured “third from left”. I wonder if the Daily Telegraph might say that she was second from the right?
Stuart Waterworth
Tavistock, Devon

• My Guardian apron (Letters, 13 March) eventually wore out. But I still have the Guardian silk scarf issued in 1969, showing each masthead from 1821. Some years ago I converted it from a square to a long, narrow scarf, cutting it in half and sewing the short ends together.
Jill Bennett
St Albans, Hertfordshire

• How about a set of Guardian kitchen storage jars, for flour, sugar etc? Shaped like 35mm film canisters, they’d sell like hot cakes.
Richard Barnard
Wivenhoe, Essex

• Fun as it is to recall past glories, Doonesbury’s retirement to the Saturday paper and If’s absences on holiday provide a perfect opportunity for young cartoonists to be offered a short residency on the back page of G2.
Peter Martindale
Grantham, Lincolnshire

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