November 22nd, 2012

football | sassy clint

Mark Clattenburg Cleared; John Obi Mikel Charged with Misconduct

The Football Association will take no action against Mark Clattenburg following Chelsea's allegations that he racially abused John Obi Mikel.

• Mark Clattenburg cleared of wrongdoing by FA
• Jon Obi Mikel charged with misconduct over post-match incident
• Clattenburg said to be consulting lawyers over possible legal action
• Ramires, Chelsea's only witness, 'acted in good faith'

Clattenburg was accused of using inappropriate language by Chelsea after the fractious 3-2 defeat against Manchester United. Specifically, he was accused of calling Mikel a "monkey". Last week, the Metropolitan Police, who were also investigating the incident, said they would take no action against the Durham official. And now the FA have cleared the official of any wrongdoing.

An FA statement read: "Having considered all of the available evidence it was the opinion of David Waters QC, independent counsel, that the evidence of Ramires was not supported by any other evidence. Moreover it was contradicted by other witnesses and does not cross the evidential threshold required to bring a charge against Mark Clattenburg.

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Full Statement from The FA
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Raymond Domenech Opens Up......

Still remember Les Misérables 2010? France's WC campaign was remembered for a lot of things but the man in the center of it all, Raymond Domenech has published a memoir about his life at the helm of the national team which includes his account of the now infamous campaign.

France Football Weekly  has translated a few parts where he discusses some of the players: Anelka, Henry, Ribery, Gourcuff, Malouda and Nasri

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Also an excellent section is where he discusses the shift in values in French football and shades Nasri (this putain rn)

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