Stamford Bridge case continues.
Oriol Romeu says Chelsea team-mate Juan Mata did not hear referee Mark Clattenburg’s alleged racist comment during Sunday’s defeat by Manchester United.
“Neither Juan nor Fernando [Torres] told me they heard it because from what I have understood they didn’t hear anything,” Romeu, who was an unused substitute, told Spanish radio station Cope.
“It was someone else who heard it, but not directly at them. It was another player who heard it and that is what they told me.
“I didn’t hear anything as I left quickly to go home but after talking to Juan he told me there was some problem and he had to stay.
“I only know Chelsea made a complaint and I think there could really be a problem if what Chelsea players say happened really happened.
“If there was really a racist comment or something said against a Spanish player this will be serious.
“We know in this country people are very vigilant about these issues.”
SOURCE: Sky Sports
This would then of course beg the following questions.
1) Who DID hear Mark Clattenburg’s alleged racist comments relating to Chelsea’s Spanish contingent
2) If Mark Clattenburg made such comments within earshot of Juan Mata, why did the Spaniard not hear them?
This could roll on and on and the FA really need to conduct a thorough investigation but must look to do so as speedily as possible.
The County Durham referee has been pulled from any officiating this coming weekend as the FA look into the matter.
The Metropolitan police have also been called in to see if there is a criminal case to answer.
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