I Almost Quit Refereeing Because Of Mikel Obi – Clattenburg

I Almost Quit Refering Because Of Mikel Obi - Clattenburg

Former Premier League referee, Mark Clattenburg, has made startling revelation on how Mike Obi Almost ruined his career.

Recall that in 2012, Clattenburg was accused of racially abusing the Nigerian player during the club's 3-2 loss against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Clattenburg in his new autobiography, Whistle-Blower, he wrote: “Chelsea made a formal complaint to the FA three days after the game.

“They were saying I had racially abused Mikel and for the first time, I was made aware of the specifics of their accusation, which was also leaked to the press.

“According to Chelsea, I had said to Mikel, ‘Shut up, you monkey.’ The language disgusted me, it was damaging and fictitious.

“Twenty-five days after the game, the FA dismissed the case. I was not guilty, something I had known all along.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago

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