Chelsea lodge ref abuse complaint

Published: Nov 01, 2012, 09:16 IST | AFP

Chelsea lodge ref abuse complaint

Chelsea announced yesterday that they have lodged a formal complaint with the Football Association over allegations referee Mark Clattenburg used “inappropriate language” towards John Obi Mikel.

Chelsea allege Clattenburg abused Nigerian midfielder Mikel during their 2-3 loss to Man United in the EPL on Sunday. Reports suggested Chelsea believe the language used by Clattenburg towards Mikel was of a racial nature. The FA are to investigate the matter. The police will also conduct a probe.

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