Referees are genuinely hated by crowds of football fans and are even discriminated against for their visual impairment. It's an evil society we live in, friends, but luckily for Mark Clattenburg he got a standing ovation on his first game back from being not-racist.
The referee was famously recently sort of apologised to by Chelsea, who are absolutely terrified that he sues them but that hasn't put him off. Good old Mark has been refereeing anything he can in the last few weeks to stay sharp - working in the gym to ensure his card awarding hand is super pumped and ready. Or maybe he watched TV and went on the internet. WE HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING