Mark Clattenburg will sit out his fourth round of Premier League matches - which in football time is about 40 years.
This is still going on? I thought he was innocent? Mark has ruled himself out of this weekends games, saying that he doesn't want to ref with the case still unresolved. I imagine he's just had a few weeks off and realised that working is actually shit. Working is horrid at the best of times, at the worst of times you have 22 players and 22,000 fans calling you a wanker.
The FA are still to make a decision on whether Mark said something racist, or something geordie that sounded racist to someone who can't really speak English. It's believed that a decision will be made at the end of this week. If he is found guilty, he will be banished to referee the Irish League - although most people believe this to be too harsh a punishment.