If you are called an assistant referee, try assisting the referee!

Week in week out there seems to be an abundance of decisions which are being talked about long after the games have ended. The standard of refereeing this season has been poor at best. In fact, it’s not just the referees who are making bad decisions but also the linesmen, or assistant referees as they […]

POLL: Should Chelsea pay damages to Clattenburg?

The conclusion that everyone expected from the Mark Clattenburg racism case was revealed yesterday, with the FA deeming that the referee didn’t have a case to answer. Ramires claimed that Clattenburg said “shut up you monkey” when having a discussion with John Obi Mikel about decisions in the game. Despite Ramires being further away than […]

Clattenburg cleared: What does this mean for him and Chelsea?

The FA have today confirmed that they will not be taking any action against Mark Clattenburg after Chelsea FC made allegations about inappropriate language they claimed he used. Initially, two complaints were put in, with it being reported that one of the players had heard Clattenburg call Juan Mata a “Spanish tw*t”, whilst Ramires claimed […]

Why Manchester United and Arsenal bosses are wrong to doubt and criticise Chelsea racism claim

Following Sunday’s match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, it emerged that the home team had made an allegation against referee Mark Clattenburg. As time went by, reports revealed that Chelsea were claiming Clattenburg called John Obi Mikel a “monkey” and Juan Mata a “Spanish twat”. However, these players didn’t hear this on […]

If Mata and Mikel didn’t hear Clattenburg insult, which Chelsea player did?

You would have been forgiven for thinking the biggest controversies from Sunday’s game at Stamford Bridge involved the timing of Fernando Torres’ red card and Javier Hernandez’s offside goal, but hours after the final whistle, Chelsea confirmed they had lodged a formal complaint against referee Mark Clattenburg for “inappropriate language” directed at two of their […]

Chelsea’s complaints about Clattenburg – what does his past tell us?

Chelsea FC have lodged a complaint against referee Mark Clattenburg for using “inappropriate language” against two of their players. Reports claim that Clattenburg called Juan Mata a “Spanish twat” and more shockingly, called John Obi Mikel a “monkey”. With these comments set to be investigated, it’s interesting to see that Clattenburg doesn’t have a blemish […]

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