Chelsea lodge official complaint against Clattenburg

Premier League referee Mark ClattenburgChelsea football club have lodged an official complaint against Mark Clattenburg for using inappropriate language against two of their players.

Clattenburg was in charge of Chelsea’s 3-2 home defeat against Manchester United and a part of the allegation is that he used racial language towards a player.

A Chelsea spokesman confirmed that the club has lodged a complaint against the referee with the Premier League delegate, who will subsequently pass it on the FA.

“We have lodged a complaint to the Premier League match delegate,

“The match delegate will pass the complaint to the Football Association.”

The Referees’ organisation Professional Game Match Officials also issued a statement which read:

“PGMO is aware of the allegations and they are being treated with the utmost seriousness.

“Mark will co-operate fully and welcomes the opportunity for the facts to be established.”