Clattenburg racism investigation set to end
The racial abuse case filed by Chelsea against Mark Clattenburg is set to end soon, with the F.A finally interviewing the referee regarding the incident.
Clattenburg has been accused by Chelsea of using a racially abusive term towards Chelsea player John Obi Mikel during their Premier League match against Manchester United last week, and it is reported that several Chelsea players have already given the F.A signed statements in this regard.
Assistant referees for the match, Michael McDonough and Simon Long, and fourth official Michael Jones are all being interviewed by the F.A already, and the whole investigation is expected to end today. Earlier reports from the British press have claimed the referees did not hear Clattenburg use any racist words during the match.
The assistant referees are able to hear everything the match referee says on the mic during the match, so it would come as a major blow to Chelsea’s claims.
The London Metropolitan Police are also investigating the incident separately, after a complaint was filed by the Society for Black Lawyers regarding the incident.