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Mark Clattenburg, another Chelsea race row and a ‘kiddy fidding’ Celtic-loving Pope

by | 30th, October 2012

REFEREES are people too. Mark Clattenburg claims that after Manchester United had defeated Chelsea in controversial circumstances (is it ever not so?), a few Chelsea staff came into his room and he was abused. Clattenburg has filed an “extraordinary incident report with the FA. The story goes that after sending off  two Chelsea players and allowing an offside goal by which United won the match 2-3 a moment that triggered some Chelsea fans to toss as much as £20 in coins onto the pitch Ron Gourlay, manager Roberto Di Matteo,  Eddie Newton and Obi Mikel went to see the ref.

The Daily Mirror explains:

Banging and shouting could be heard coming from the referee’s dressing room. Seconds later, tunnel security staff rushed into the room to come between the two parties. They were followed into what is an enclosed area by Chelsea captain John Terry, who watch the game from the stand while continuing his FA suspension for racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand.

To put the tin lid on this, Clattenburg is accused

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