Mark Clattenburg

Keeping recordings of referees is sound move

Mark Clattenburg

In the aftermath of Chelsea's quashed racism charge against referee Mark Clattenburg, there are noises being sounded out to prevent similar incidents from happening again.

Friday, 30 November, 2012, 2:20am

Police drop Clattenburg ‘racism’ complaint

Referee Mark Clattenburg (left) was accused of calling Chelsea player John Obi Mikel a "racist" term in an October 28 match. Photo: AP

British police said on Tuesday they had no plans to continue enquiries into a complaint regarding alleged racist comments by referee Mark Clattenburg towards a Chelsea player because no victim had come forward.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Bad behaviour on the pitch deserves zero tolerance

Referee Mark Clattenburg has been stood down from EPL matches.

What exactly is "inappropriate language"? Players, coaches and supporters have difficulty defining this but match officials know the answer. It's their job to know.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:00am

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4 Nov 2012 - 5:04am

Manchester United and Chelsea square up for League Cup clash

Chelsea accused referee Mark Clattenburg of using 'inappropriate language' at two players during Sunday's Premier League match against Manchester United, and lodged an official complaint with the Football Association.

Alex Ferguson has wished referee Lee Mason "good luck" in the League Cup tie tonight between Manchester United and Chelsea, just three days after their fiery Stamford Bridge clash ended in controversy.

The fallout from United's victory on Sunday is set to continue beyond this game, when the Premier League's top two will meet for the second time in a week.

31 Oct 2012 - 2:54am

FA launches probe into Chelsea referee complaint

Referee Mark Clattenburg (right). Photo: Xinhua

The English Football Association has launched an investigation after Chelsea accused referee Mark Clattenburg of using “inappropriate language” towards two of their players in Sunday’s defeat by Manchester United.

30 Oct 2012 - 8:32am

Chelsea accuse referee Mark Clattenburg of using racial language

Fernando Torres is sent off after receiving a second yellow for diving, despite him appearing to have been tripped by Jonny Evans, during the clash at Stamford Bridge. Photo: AP

Chelsea have made a formal complaint about language, reportedly racial, allegedly used by referee Mark Clattenburg to two of their players during the controversial 3-2 home defeat by Manchester United.

The development, which came after a stormy top-of-the-table clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, will add fire to tomorrow night's meeting of the two sides in London in the League Cup .

30 Oct 2012 - 3:00am