TICKER: Police probe referee, Mark Clattenburg after Chelsea protest

The Metropolitan Police has started an investigation into alleged comments by referee Mark Clattenburg towards Chelsea players during Manchester United’s 3-2 win on Sunday.

The Football Association had already begun an investigation following a complaint from Chelsea.

They accused Clattenburg of using “inappropriate language”, including racial words, towards two players.

Neither Chelsea nor the FA made the police complaint.

Peter Herbert, the lawyer behind the potential black players’ breakaway union, earlier revealed he made a written complaint to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

“At this time, the MPS has not received any complaint from either Chelsea Football Club or the Football Association,” read a Metropolitan Police statement.

“We continue to work in partnership with Chelsea Football Club and the Football Association in order to consider any allegation that is made in relation to the reported events.”

BBC News

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