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Chelsea football club has been accused of a cover-up, for not reporting allegations of racism by a referee to the police.
Although the club made a complaint about Mark Clattenburg to the FA, they did not take the matter to the Met.
The force announced yesterday that no action would be taken as no victim had come forward.
The Society of Black Lawyers has criticised both Chelsea and the FA for failing to involve the police.
Peter Herbert, chairman of the Society of Black Lawyers, has accused Chelsea FC and the FA of a cover-up for not referring alleged comments made by Mark Clattenburg to the police.
The Met has said an investigation has been launched into alleged comments made during a football matchbetween Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC at Stamford Bridge on 28th October2012.
This follows on from a complaint received by the Metropolitan Police Service on29th October.
Enquiries were made and no victims have come forward. The matter will remain as a recorded incident. Without a victim and/or any evidence that any offence has been committed, the matter cannot currently be investigated.
If the situation changes and a victim and/or evidence to support an allegation of a crime comes to police attention then further enquiries will if appropriate be made.