FA To Investigate Chelsea's Racist Ref Claims
The fallout from Sunday’s all-action encounter between Chelsea and Manchester United has continued with the FA confirming they’ll investigate the Blues’ complaint that referee Mark Clattenburg racially abused two of their players.
It is alleged that Clattenburg used inappropriate language towards Chelsea pair John Obi Mikel and Juan Mata during the clash, where Fernando Torres was controversially sent off for diving, while United winner from Javier Hernandez came from an offside position.
A Chelsea spokesperson said: “We have lodged a complaint to the Premier League match delegate with regards to inappropriate language used by the referee and directed at two of our players in two separate incidents in today’s (Sunday’s) match. The match delegate will pass the complaint to the Football Association. We will make no further comment at this time.”
In response, the FA confirmed in a statement: “The FA has begun an investigation relating to allegations made following Sunday’s fixture at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Manchester United. The FA will make no further comment at this time.”
The referees’ union have come out in support of Clattenburg, but it appears he won’t officiate any league games next weekend.
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