Mark Clattenburg

  • Premier League referee cleared of insulting a player January 6, 2014

    London: An English referee who is in contention to officiate at the World Cup in Brazil was cleared on Monday of accusations that he insulted Southampton captain Adam Lallana during a Premier League match. Southampton filed a letter of complaint to the English Football Association, objecting to the language Mark Clattenburg...
  • Clattenburg cleared after Southampton complaint January 3, 2014

    London: English referee Mark Clattenburg has been cleared of insulting Southampton captain Adam Lallana during a Premier League match against Everton. Southampton made a formal complaint after Clattenburg apparently said that Lallana's attitude had changed since he started playing for England's national team. The Professional Game Match Officials Limited says "given the...
  • FA charges Southampton with failing to control players March 12, 2013

    London: Southampton have been charged with failing to control their players after a penalty decision against them during their 0-0 Premier League draw at Norwich City, the FA said on Tuesday. Southampton players mobbed referee Mark Clattenburg when he pointed to the spot in the third minute of stoppage time on...
  • Mancini questions Clattenburg's role in Barry suspension December 15, 2012

    London: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has questioned fourth official Mark Clattenburg's handling of an incident that led to midfielder Gareth Barry being given a one match ban for abusive language. The Italian told reporters ahead of City's trip to Newcastle United on Saturday, which Barry will miss, that match officials...
  • Mikel banned for three matches for confronting referee December 7, 2012

    London: Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was banned for three matches and fined 60,000 pounds ($96,400) on Thursday for confronting an English Premier League referee in the official's changing room. The Nigeria international approached Mark Clattenburg after the match against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Oct. 28, having been wrongly...
  • Chelsea 'regret' handling of Clattenburg case November 27, 2012

    London: Chelsea have expressed regret over their handling of allegations against referee Mark Clattenburg after a Premier League match last month, the club said on Tuesday. Chelsea also said they were sorry for the intense media scrutiny Clattenburg was subjected to following the game against Manchester United in which they...
  • Clattenburg cleared of Chelsea racism allegations November 22, 2012

    London: Referee Mark Clattenburg was cleared on Thursday by the English Football Association of using racist language toward a Chelsea player during a Premier League match. Chelsea midfielder Ramires said he heard Clattenburg tell teammate John Obi Mikel "shut up you monkey" during the Oct. 28 match against Manchester United at...
  • Police drop probe into complaint against Clattenburg November 14, 2012

    London: London's Metropolitan Police have dropped an investigation into a complaint made against referee Mark Clattenburg for alleged inappropriate language towards a Chelsea player last month. The European champions lodged a complaint with the FA over language allegedly directed at their Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel by Clattenburg during the...
  • Football fan arrested for making monkey gesture November 5, 2012

    London: Police say a man has been arrested for making an alleged racist gesture during a League Cup match between Chelsea and Manchester United. A spectator sat in the Chelsea supporters' end was pictured making a monkey gesture during the home side's 5-4 extra-time victory over United last Wednesday in...
  • Clattenburg omitted again from EPL matches November 6, 2012

    London: The Premier League referee embroiled in English football's latest racism feud has been omitted from officiating duties for the second straight weekend. Mark Clattenburg has been accused by Chelsea of using "inappropriate language" toward midfielder John Obi Mikel in a league match against Manchester United on Oct. 28. The...
  • Ferguson dismisses Chelsea claims against referee November 2, 2012

    London: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson stirred the pot in the latest racism storm to hit English soccer on Friday when he dismissed Chelsea's allegations that referee Mark Clattenburg racially abused two of their players last week. Former Chelsea player Paul Elliott, the club's first black captain, also cast doubt on...
  • London police probes Chelsea's claims against referee October 30, 2012

    London: Just as English football was slowly recovering from a divisive, year-long racism saga, the Premier League has been plunged into renewed controversy. And, yet again, the accusation being leveled is linked to racism — a problem thought to have been largely eradicated from English football in the 1990s. The new...
  • Chelsea accuse referee of inappropriate language October 29, 2012

    London: 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. Clattenburg sent off two Chelsea players in the 3-2 loss to United at Stamford Bridge and allowed a contentious late winning...