Mikel banned for Utd race row

Published: 07 December, 2012 08:43 IST | AFP |

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was yesterday suspended for three matches and fined �60,000 (74,320 euros) for clashing with match officials following the controversial 3-2 defeat to Manchester United.

The match had been overshadowed by accusations that referee Mark Clattenburg had racially abused the Chelsea midfielder. cleared of all charges. Mikel had admitted using abusive words. 

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