Monday, 29 October 2012
Referee Clattenburg 'who abused black Chelsea player' faces sack if found guilty.
A Premier League football referee accused of racially abusing a black Chelsea will be sacked if found guilty, a former top official said today.
Mark Clattenburg is being formally investigated by the Football Association over the claims he hurled a racist insult at Chelsea star Obi Mikel when he was showed him a yellow card him in the 76th minute of yesterday's match against Manchester United.
He is also said to have called a Chelsea player a 'Spanish t**t' during the heated encounter. Today former referee Graham Poll said Clattenburg would be worried if he made the comments because his career would be over.
The sensational accusations come just one month after Chelsea captain John Terry was found guilty by the Football Association of racially abusing opponent Anton Ferdinand..