FA Charge Chelsea Midfielder John Obi Mikel Over Mark Clattenburg Racism Row: Official Cleared of any Wrongdoing

Referee found to have no case to answer.

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Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has been charged by the FA over the Mark Clattenburg race row after the referee was found to have no case to answer.

Mikel accused Clattenburg of using racist language towards him during Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester United last month.

Mikel was charged for alleged use of threatening and/or abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour in or around the officials changing room.

He has until Friday, November 30 to respond.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is alleged to have stormed into the referee’s changing room after the match after being told by team-mate Ramires that Clattenburg had called him a ‘monkey’.

Mikel stated that he did not hear anything at the time.

Referee Mark Clattenburg hasn’t refereed a game since and is now set to return to official duty.

The County Durham official has spoken of his relief and said the last few weeks had been ‘the most stressful of his life’.

He said: ‘I am looking forward to putting this behind me and concentrating on refereeing in the Premier League and other competitions.

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