Premier League
EPL Home
Football League
World Cup 2014
Euro Football Home
Russian Premier
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International Home
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
About Us
Write for us
Contact Us

Chelsea call in lawyers to determine next step in Clattenburg case

Bookmark and Share

By Andrew Tuft

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Chelsea have taken the advice of outside counsel in order to judge whether or not to pursue the allegations made against referee Mark Clattenburg after the weekend’s Premier League match with Manchester United, the Daily Mail has reported. Clattenburg was alleged to have made comments of a racist nature towards John Obi Mikel and Juan Mata. Clattenburg denies the allegations.

John Obi Mikel and Mark Clattenburg

Once the independent experts conclude their investigation into the claims of Mikel and Mata, Chelsea will decide on their next step. The Mail adds that the lawyers will inform Chelsea of the likelihood of their case being successful. The newspaper continues to note that questions hang over the evidence relating to the allegation, but Chelsea remain confident of their claims.

However, the league leaders are said to be concerned as to the repercussions if Clattenburg is found not to have made the alleged comments, or if the referee was simply misheard or misunderstood. The case as judged by the Football Association will be compared to the same standard that saw John Terry found guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, on the balance of probability.

Mikel also faces an FA charge after he burst into the referee’s room after the Sunday evening match and had to be restrained by Chelsea employees as he confronted Clattenburg.

See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on Swansea v Chelsea

Related Articles


Man City vs West Ham - Premier League preview and team news


Toure agent blasts ‘weak’ Pellegrini


Looking for a job in football? Submit your CV now


Arsenal to make bid for Schneiderlin


Mourinho: Strategy paid off in Manchester United victory


The Top 5 Earners in Football


Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd: Hazard fires the Blues to the brink of the title





Email Address *


Please enter code on left.

Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.


No Comments have been posted yet





Follow us...




Premier League Football News

ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic






Kick Football News