Stamford Bridge bust-up investigations continue.
The FA have received details of a furious confrontation in the referee’s changing room at Stamford Bridge involving angry Chelsea officials, Mark Clattenburg and John Obi Mikel.
Clattenburg is believed to have referred to an ‘extraordinary incident’ in his report of the Blues’ highly-charged loss to Manchester United.
In it, he is believed to have listed an explosive time-line of events that took place during a confrontation in his designated area that sources claim descended into scenes resembling “a pub brawl”.
It emerged late on Monday that the words “I’m gonna f******g break your legs” were heard during a furious post-match bust-up.
They came from inside the referee’s dressing room as Clattenburg and his officials were angrily confronted by Chelsea staff and Mikel, the man the Blues claim was racially abused by the Gosforth official on Sunday.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Oh to be a fly on the wall.
It appears that all hell broke loose at the end of the Chelsea-Manchester United encounter and it’s down to the FA, and the Metropolitan Police, to investigate any allegation of wrongdoing.
Apparently minutes after the final whistle of United’s win, Clattenburg and his assistants were confronted in the officials’ dressing room by a Chelsea delegation said to have consisted of chief executive Ron Gourlay, manager Roberto Di Matteo, his assistant Eddie Newton and John Obi Mikel.
They had gone into the referee’s room demanding a response from Clattenburg after making the claim that the official had insulted two Chelsea players.
Clattenburg refused and John Obi Mikel was seen and heard screaming in the direction of Clattenburg.
Banging and shouting could be heard coming from the referee’s dressing room.
Seconds later, tunnel security staff rushed into the room to come between the two parties.
Then Chelsea captain John Terry, who was serving a ban for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, arrived on the scene.
Shouting and screaming continued for several minutes.
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