Monday, 29 October 2012

Chelsea complain about Mark Clattenburg

Mark Clattenburg had a nice day yesterday.  First of all he sent off Fernando Torres for being fouled and then he allowed an offside Manchester United goal, all while allegedly being racist to Juan Mata and John Obi Mikel.

According to former referee Jeff Winter, Clattenburg might not referee ever again following the official complaint by Chelsea about the man in charge of United's 3-2 win.  It is alleged that he called Mata a 'Spanish twat' and said something racial about Mikel.  Maybe he called him black.  Is that racist?  I get the feeling that a lot of people think describing someone as black is racist now.... it's kind of a grey area.  I DID IT AGAIN!

Anyway, the fact that Chelsea have made an official complaint is pretty serious and if he is found guilty of being racist it is likely the club will have no option other than to fine him two weeks wages and use him as an ambassador for the team once his playing career is finished.